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Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Submissions

Florida Department of Health in Dixie County

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) Submissions 

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is a detailed, well thought-out document that provides direction and information on what activities an agency will focus on during a storm. It includes preparation activities as well as response activities to help mitigate losses from a disaster or emergency situation.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) requires medical facilities to have a CEMP updated and reviewed annually.

As of April 1, 2019 the Bureau of Preparedness and Response (BPR) is responsibile for CEMP reviews for the agency types listed below that operate in multiple counties: 

  • Home Health Agencies
  • Home Medical Equipment Providers
  • Hospices
  • Nurse Registries

County Health Departments will remain responsible for the reviews of providers who operate in their single county. Providers are required to submit their CEMPs to BPR and should not send them directly to the County Health Departments.

Instructions for submitting Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMPs)for Home Health Agencies, Nurse Registries, Hospices, and Home Medical Equipment Providers.

CEMPs should be submitted electronically to BPR utilizing the link below.   (The link opens in a new window.)  

 For providers unable to make an electronic submission, CEMPs can be mailed to

 ATTN: CEMP Reviewer
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Preparedness & Response
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-23
Tallahassee, FL 32399

AHCA’s Emergency Services  page provides additional information regarding this requirement as well as templates to aid in the creation of your local CEMP.


For questions, you may call the Preparedness & Response Coordinator at 352-498-1360 ext 4584.