Emergency Preparedness Resources

Below are links to resources available to providers, partners and the public to assist with preparing for any emergency.

Online Emergency Reporting System

The Agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations.  The Agency has transitioned to a new approved database for reporting this information:  Emergency Status System (ESS).  This new system released in August 2018 requires all providers to complete a new enrollment process.

ESS Overview Training Sessions

Instructional Documents for Emergency Status System (ESS)
Details Summary
AHCA Providers
How to Log Into the Emergency Status System (ESS) How to Log Into the Emergency Status System (ESS)
How to Gain Access to the Emergency Status System (ESS) How to Gain Access to the Emergency Status System (ESS)
How to Create and Maintain Provider User Accounts How to Create and Maintain Provider User Accounts
How to Locate and Enter Preseason Information How to Locate and Enter Preseason Information
How to Locate and Enter Event Information How to Locate and Enter Event Information
How to Locate Providers How to Locate Providers
AHCA Partners
How to Create and Maintain Partner User Accounts How to Create and Maintain Partner User Accounts
How to Locate Providers How to Locate Providers
How to Log All Communications How to Log All Communications
 
All Users
  Password Requirements
  Who to Contact for Assistance
User Account Roles in the Emergency Status System (ESS)

 

Emergency Management Planning Criteria

Many licensed health care facilities are required by statute or rule to have an approved comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP). The plan must include:

Current CEMP Forms

Emergency Plan Regulations and Review [21KB, PDF]

County Emergency Management Offices

Florida Department of Health (DOH) Plan Review Contacts [PDF]
DOH contacts for submitting home health agency, nurse registry, hospice and home medical equipment provider comprehensive emergency management plans.

 

AHCA Emergency Resources

Regulatory Information

Other Emergency Resources

Consumer Emergency Preparedness Information