The NYS Dept. of Health, OHEP is planning a "low-notice" Interoperable Communications (IOC)drill #1 in the coming weeks for Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, Homecare and CHCs. The drill is to test your ability to react to an emergency. The drill will be activated on the HCS HERDS (Health Emergency Response Data System).
Please note that these NYSDOH CST/IOC drills are only for providers
outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City. (NYC has their own CST requirements)
Helpful Hint: If your HCS roles for Operator, Administrator, 24 / 7 Emergency Contact, Emergency Response Coordinator, eFINDS Reporting Administrator, Financial Data Submitter, HCN Coordinator are not up to date or assigned - you should rectify that
NOW! Check and double check that your roles are assigned and email addresses are correct within the roles.
HCS Helpdesk- (518) 473-1809 ext. 1
Commerce Accounts Management Unit (CAMU)- (866) 529-1890 ext. 1