All Guidance Documents Library

Federal Guidance Documents


New CMS Emergency Management Rules (11/2016)

Quick Reference Guide to New CMS Rules (11/2016)

2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness & Response Capabilities (ASPR)

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills

Hometown Security Facts (Dept of Homeland Security)

DHS – Tools and Resources to Help Businesses Plan, Prepare, and Protect from an Attack

Active Shooter Awareness / Safety / Response Videos

Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool for Hospitals (HHS)

CMS Proposed Rule Change – Emergency Preparedness (Hospitals and Providers)

Hospital Incident Command (HICS) 2014 Guidebook

Adapting Standards of Care under Extreme Conditions

Incident Planning Guide (IPG’s) Appendix E

National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness

HHS – Medical Surge Handbook for Integrating Medical and Health Resources During Large-Scale Emergencies

The Role of the Disaster Coalition

Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events

CDC Preparedness and Response to a Mass Casualty Event Resulting from Terrorist Use of Explosives

Helping Youth After Community Trauma – Tips for Educators

Medical Surge – The Healthcare Coalition in Emergency Response & Recovery

Responding-to-Medical-Surge-in-Rural-Communities (NACCHO Report Sept 2014)

Ready Responder – Emergency Planning for First Responders and Their Families

Mental Health Response to Community Disasters – Terrorism and Disease Center Fact Sheet

FEMA – Link to Independent Study ICS & NIMS Courses


State and Regional Guidance Documents


DOH-BPR Strategic Priorities 2017-2022 (DRAFT)

Region 4 TBHMPC Gap Analysis – Mitigation Summary (4-20-16)

Disaster Preparedness for People with Cancer

Psychological Fist Aid for Nursing Homes (Second Edition)

Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster

Health & Medical Response to Active Shooter (Discussion Paper) 6-17-2016

Link to Long Term Care Preparedness Resources

Medical Countermeasures for Children
in Public Health Emergencies

El Nino Impacts on Florida

“Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans – Tips for Crafting Successful Plans”

Psychosocial Support to Children and Families Following Disasters and Crises

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Florida Healthcare Association (Representing Florida’s LTC Centers)

L A County Sheriff’s Video Surviving an Active Shooter (9:22)

Florida Healthcare Coalition Executive Summary

Florida Introduction to Healthcare Coalitions

Florida Healthcare Coalitions (FAQ)

Florida Healthcare Coalitions (All Regions Map)

State of Florida Healthcare Coalition Guiding Principles

Florida Healthcare Coalition Task Force Healthcare Coalition Requirements

Florida Disaster Protocols

Medical Surge – The Healthcare Coalition in Emergency Response & Recovery

Hospital Medical Surge Planning for Mass Casualty Incidents

Mental Health Response to Community Disasters – Terrorism and Disease Center Fact Sheet

Florida Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Website (Excellent LTC Resource)

Florida Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness 2012–2014 Strategic Plan

Florida Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness 2014-17 Strategic Plan

Florida Domestic Security Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017