The home care emergency management process is changing, specifically in three areas. Here are steps you should take to remain compliant.
TJC is making more changes! Our last blog post was about Life Safety updates and this one is about Home Care Emergency Management — specifically for home health and hospice organizations. So, if this pertains to you, please continue to read!
Home Care Emergency Management
EM.03.01.03 has now been collapsed into one expectation for deemed and non-deemed. You will want to also note that they deleted EP 1 and added an EP 20, which still requires at least one EM plan exercise to be conducted every year, but now, the depth of that exercise can differ.
They advise for you to do a community based, full scale exercise, or a facility based functional exercise for one year. Then the next year could be the same, or could simply just be a mock disaster drill or even a table top or workshop exercise.