Webinar: OMG! What’s Next? The Basics of Disaster Preparedness

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Disasters are often unexpected and strike fast. Emergency situations can be challenging even in the best of circumstances.

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of disaster preparedness and best practices for implementation within your care settings.

We will cover:

  • The regulations governing emergency preparedness
  • Evacuation of patients/clients and staff
  • How to build an Emergency Operations Plan
  • The "All Hazards" approach to disaster planning
  • Disaster policies, training, and testing programs
  • Analysis of testing outcomes
  • Roles of staff
  • Emergency services
  • Subsistence needs
  • Evacuations
  • Creating a disaster communications plan
  • Covid and other "Public Health Emergencies"
  • Release of patient/client health information during a disaster
  • Triage, transportation, and receiving facilities

Within the world of behavioral health, disasters can be mentally traumatic and physically devastating. Adequate preparation can mean the difference between life and death for the populations within our care.

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Continuing Education Information

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This webinar will provide 1 CEU.

CEs will only be available free to those who attend the live webinar. Attendance will be monitored.

In order to complete the CE requirements, attendees must complete the test. You have only two attempts. More information on BHAP's CEs can be found here.


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Behavioral Health Association of Providers is a national trade membership association that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities. Formerly known as the American Addiction Treatment Association, BHAP is the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.

Compliagent: Solutions, Not Surprises

Compliagent is one of BHAP's Associate Members. Serving over two-hundred healthcare facilities, providers, and business associates, they proactively and cost-effectively mitigate compliance and ethics, data privacy, and data security risks, resulting in stronger organizations and improved long-term profitability.


Nick Merkin


Nick Merkin, JD, MBA, CHC, CHPC

Nick Merkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Compliagent, a national healthcare compliance consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

As part of his consulting practice, he frequently serves as a fractional or interim Chief Compliance Officer for addiction treatment providers experiencing rapid growth, payment challenges, or in the process of merger or acquisition. Nick earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Nick was also awarded an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University's Recanati School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the California Bar, Nick is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).


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