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NYS Department of Health Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan


To protect the well-being of residents, staff, and visitors, the following all-hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) has been developed and includes considerations necessary to satisfy the requirements for a Pandemic Emergency Plan (PEP). Appendix K of the CEMP has been adjusted to meet the needs of the PEP and will also provide facilities a form to post for the public on the facility’s website, and to provide immediately upon request. The CEMP is informed by the conduct of facility-based and community-based risk assessments and pre- disaster collaboration with State and local health departments, emergency management services and local authorities.

This CEMP is a living document that will be reviewed annually, at a minimum, in accordance with Section 7: Plan Development and Maintenance.


The purpose of this plan is to describe the facility’s approach to mitigating the effects of, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters, man-made incidents, and/or facility emergencies.


The scope of this plan extends to any event that disrupts, or has the potential to significantly disrupt, the provision of normal standards of care and/or continuity of operations, regardless of the cause of the incident (i.e., man-made or natural disaster).

The plan provides the facility with a framework for the facility’s emergency preparedness program and utilizes an all-hazards approach to develop facility capabilities and capacities to address anticipated events.

NYS Dept. of Health

Four Phases of Emergency Management

Four Phases of Emergency Management

Please Use the Links at the Top of This Page to Download Our Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and Supporting Documents