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Emergency Preparedness Resource Center

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Emergency Preparedness Resource Center.  This Resource Center is directed towards the issues of all hazards emergency preparedness in health care facilities, particularly long term care facilities.  This page provides information, tools, plan templates, and resources for emergency preparedness in long term care facilities. 


Assistant Commissioner and Special Counsel
Matthew Foster
Consumer Services and Health Care Regulation Commission
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7289
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Director of Program Performance & Development
Nancy Adams
(317) 233-7119
(317) 233-8761 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7154 [Fax]


42 CFR 483.75(m)   Long Term Care (nursing facility/skilled nursing facility) – Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

410 IAC 16.2-3.1-51  Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Other Websites

CMS Preparedness

ISDH Preparedness Program

Indiana Department of Homeland Security


Caring for Vulnerable Elders During a Disaster

CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Diabetes Disaster Preparedness: Patient Information

Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Group Homes

Emergency Preparedness: Questions Consumers Should Ask 

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan 

Food Safety After A Fire

Food Safety During Floods

Food Safety During Power Outages

Guidance for Retail Food Establishments for Boil Water Orders, Advisories or Notices

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Form  

Health and Safety Risks of Entering Flooded Buildings 

Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies

IS-100 NIMS Training Fact Sheet

IS-200.HC – Applying Incident Command System (ICS) to Healthcare Organizations

IS-700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Awareness Training Fact Sheet 

National Criteria for Evacuation Decision-Making in Nursing Homes

Planning for a Pandemic/Epidemic or Disaster: Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment

Prepare Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines

Resident Name Tags

Role of Long Term Care Ombudsmen in Nursing Home Closures and Natural Disasters

Sewage Backup