The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) is responsible for the oversight of emergency preparedness and planning for licensed and regulated health care facilities in Florida. To ensure the safety of all residents and patients in these facilities, the Agency has established guidelines to follow when planning for natural or man-made emergencies/disasters.
The Agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an Agency approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. The Agency approved database for reporting this information is FLHealthSTAT.
On July 1, 2017, FLHealthSTAT replaced EMResource as the Agency approved online database. All existing Agency EMResource user accounts have been transferred into FLHealthSTAT. For informational materials concerning FLHealthSTAT, please visit the Florida Department of Health's Florida Health Alert Network website.
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
County Emergency Management Offices
Plan Review Contacts [PDF]