Federal Regulatory and Governmental Resources

This section of the toolkit includes multiple links for nationwide public access to numerous regulatory and governmental resources on public health, emergencies, prevention and treatment of disease, standards, regulations, safety, security, accreditation bodies, public assistance, and guidelines.

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    ASPR Tracie

    The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response offers guidance in public health emergencies. This program provides resources to assist in the development of health care preparedness and response. Tools, templates, and webinars are among the sources available.

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    CDC Center for Disease Control

    CDC is the Center for Disease Control of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is a national institute whose aim is to protect the public's health and prevent and control the disease. This website offers numerous resources for updated information on infectious disease processes that threaten public health.

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    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    This site is for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is a governmental website that provides tools and links on guidance, data, forms, education, and numerous materials about Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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    CMS-Conditions of Participation

    This network defines the health and safety standards for health care organizations. It provides access to the required conditions for facilities to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. This link also consists of various components to increase the user's knowledge of the conditions of participation.

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    Department of Homeland Security

    This webpage focuses on improving the security of the United States. Identified areas include customs, immigration, emergency response, anti-terrorism, and cybersecurity. It has relative agencies for further resources.

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    DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation and Certification

    The DNV is a healthcare accreditation and certification body. This service's goal is to provide safe and high-quality care to patients while complying with CMS requirements. This database includes detailed information on this accreditation, standards, webinars, healthcare notices, and more information.

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    FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency

    This forum for the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers assistance for federal disasters. The agency is part of the Department of Homeland Security. This division's purpose is for those individuals requiring financial aid that is no longer available through local and state resources. View the website for additional information.

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    FDA-U.S. Food & Drug Administration

    The United States Food & Drug Administration provides regulatory processes in many facets, including food, drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines, blood and biologics, animal and veterinary, cosmetics, and tobacco products. The website has ample resources: guidance, alerts, announcements, and hot topics.

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    ISMP Institute for Safe Medication Practices

    This Institution is the leader in safe medication practices through research, education, and advocacy. The ISMP allows access for providers with a resource site, workshops, self –assessment, error reporting, and updated newsletters.

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    The Joint Commission

    A healthcare and accreditation body that concentrates on providing safe patient care. The Joint Commission is composed of standard regulations available to all members. The agency performs scheduled surveys to assess member compliance with requirements. The site incorporates event reporting, education, webinars, and up-to- date materials.

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    Medicare CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines

    This link refers to Medicare Conditions of Participation and interpretative guidelines associate with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Guidelines are offered for hospitals, Critical Access, and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. CE opportunities, advocacy, and policy, member resources are sources available on this site.

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    NCPS-National Center for Patient Safety

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shares a National Center for Patient Safety. The primary goal is to reduce and prevent patient harm. The program comprises a multi-disciplinary team based on a systems approach, including root cause analysis, confidential reporting systems, and patient safety training. Visit the website and browse the many features available.

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    NFPA National Fire Protection Association

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shares a National Center for Patient Safety. The primary goal is to reduce and prevent patient harm. The program comprises a multi-disciplinary team based on a systems approach, including root cause analysis, confidential reporting systems, and patient safety training. Visit the website and browse the many features available.

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    NIOSH-National Institute of Occupational Health

    The CDC shares topics for workers in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupations Safety and Health. This link keeps viewers abreast of PPE, workplace safety guidance, evaluations, regulations, and recent news.

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    OSHA-Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    State and Federal levels govern occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect employers and employees. It promotes worker safety, health, and decreasing employee injury. This webpage includes the program's safety standards and regulations, training, forms, and specific data to Covid-19

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    U. S. Department of Labor

    This database includes forms, coronavirus resources, a wage and hour division, guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment, worker's compensation, FMLA, and contact information. Visit the site to explore supplementary knowledge about the U.S. Department of labor.

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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    This site consists of many avenues on health topics, treatments, wellness programs, research, and through the VA healthcare system. There is a focus on crisis prevention, mental health, PTSD, and opioid disorder treatment due to patients' milieu within this setting.

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    World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization database provides public knowledge on vaccines, up-to-date news and events, research and developments, and emergencies worldwide. Visit the website to explore these many options.