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Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Planning

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The following resources are offered to assist ESRD facilities to meet federal regulations governing emergency preparedness and develop their own emergency preparedness plans.

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program has launched an exciting new website to address the needs of the kidney community in preparing for and responding to emergencies and disasters. 


Emergency Dialysis Services Guidelines

State Emergency Management Offices

  • Aside from natural disasters, it is important to be alert to threats resulting from terrorist acts. The following links access the individual state agencies responsible for homeland security.

State Department of Health

Federal Emergency Management Offices

  • Ready America
    Ready America is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Visit the Ready America website for natioanl, local and children's resources.

    A Spanish language version of this site is available at Other languages are also available. Visit to see available other language resources.