Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) created the ESF-8 Portal as a gateway to a suite of applications which are used to gather Emergency Status information on facilities licensed by the Department.
THE "ESF-8 Portal" AND ITS APPLICATIONS ARE NOT TO BE USED TO REQUEST IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE! REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY RESOURCES SHOULD BE ROUTED THROUGH YOUR PLANNED CHANNELS STARTING WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY RESOURCES! ESF-8 Portal and its Applications are not continuously monitored.
All Nursing Homes are to enter, maintain and update the following ESF -8 Applications and provide information as required or as requested:
Security Management - To be kept current and updated as needed or as requested;
Mstat - To be kept current and updated as requested or as required;
The following information will be needed to complete your ESF-8 applications updates:
Emergency Contacts (persons in security management) - Names, Types/Positions, Phone and Email information;
Utility Providers- Name and account # for Electricity, Water, Natural Gas providers;
Evacuation Host Sites - Names, Addresses, Contact information, Agreement dates;
Emergency Transportation Providers- Names, Addresses, Contact information, Agreement dates;
Census Information - the current facility census, total number of residents including those on leave or at hospital, triaged by "Red, Yellow, Green" transportation needs;
Facility Generator(s) - Make/Model, Output in Kilowatts, Phase (single or three), Voltage, Burn Rate, Services supplied, Fuel type, Fuel Tank information;
Click here to access a User's Guide for the ESF-8 Portal and its Applications.
Click on the ESF-8 logo to go to the log in page.
Click here for general nursing home information such as census, operational status, contact information, and address.
General Information, Username & Password, Tech Support:
Malcolm Tietje: Phone: 225-342-2390; Fax: 225-342-5073; Malcolm.Tietje@la.gov
Mary Sept: Phone: 225-342-3240; Fax: 225-342-5073; firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Yennie: Phone: 225-342-0428; email@example.com
Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness Rule - Revised 07/10/09
Emergency Preparedness Plan Survey - Print and Complete - Revised 12/10/2012
Emergency Preparedness Plan Survey - Type IN then Print - Revised 12/10/2012
Louisiana Model Nursing Home Emergency Plan
Certified Nurse Aide Registry Verification
Public Health Emergency - MDS Guidance 08/2008