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Emergency Preparedness

 

CIL Disability Resource Center is your resource for and to provide guidance to state, county and local agencies groups and individuals on disability and accessibility issues for emergency management.

Please see below for the Link to the Emergency Needs Assessment Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QZG39M

This survey was designed to assess the emergency preparedness activities and needs of persons with disabilities and their families to determine the capacity of each family to prepare for and shelter or evacuate safely during an emergency event. Would you please share with your staff and clients to complete the survey? The results will be utilized to improve our efforts to ensure the needs of persons with disabilities and their families are met before, during and after an emergency event.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Bryan Russell: Bryan.Russell@flhealth.gov, DHP Program Manager

Patrick Hodge: Patrick.Hodge@flhealth.gov, DHP Program Evaluator

Join the BRACE Team through AmeriCorps Vista: For the third summer in a row, BRACE is looking to secure five summer AmeriCorps VISTAs to staff “Camp BRACE”. Camp BRACE will host 35 to 5o children between the ages of 5 to 18 at a neighborhood stabilization, HUD CASH funded Community, Heritage Oaks Mobile Home & RV Park.  If you are interested please email Janet Wilde, Direct, Operations & Readiness at brace@bereadalliance.org for further instructions.

Emergency Preparedness and Disability Resources (Florida)   

Emergency Preparedness and Disability Resources  (National)

 

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON MEDICATION REFILLS DURING AN EMERGENCY:

2014 Florida Statutes 252.358

Emergency-preparedness prescription medication refills.—All health insurers, managed care organizations, and other entities that are licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulation and provide prescription medication coverage as part of a policy or contract shall waive time restrictions on prescription medication refills, which include suspension of electronic “refill too soon” edits to pharmacies, to enable insureds or subscribers to refill prescriptions in advance, if there are authorized refills remaining, and shall authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a 30-day supply of any prescription medication, regardless of the date upon which the prescription had most recently been filled by a pharmacist, when the following conditions occur:

(1) The person seeking the prescription medication refill resides in a county that:

(a) Is under a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service;

(b) Is declared to be under a state of emergency in an executive order issued by the Governor;

or

(c) Has activated its emergency operations center and its emergency management plan.

(2) The prescription medication refill is requested within 30 days after the origination date of the conditions stated in this section or until such conditions are terminated by the issuing authority or no longer exist. The time period for the waiver of prescription medication refills may be extended in 15- or 30-day increments by emergency orders issued by the Office of Insurance Regulation.

 

DON’T LET EMERGENCY PLANNING OR PREPARATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BECOME AN AFTERTHOUGHT.