A. The program shall develop an emergency plan and procedures that shall be followed in the event of an internal or external emergency.
B. The emergency plan and procedures shall;
(1) Be updated annually; and
(a) Easily accessible emergency telephone numbers posted at or near a telephone for:
(iv) Poison control; and
(v) The program’s on-call staff;
(b) An emergency evacuation procedure that is explained to the residents and practiced by residents and staff on all shifts at a minimum of once every 3 months;
(c) Provisions for emergency lighting and fire detection and suppression systems operable during loss of power as required by the Maryland State Fire Code;
(d) A 3-day emergency food and water supply; and
(e) A relocation plan in the event that the facility is partially or entirely vacated, which shall include:
(i) A plan for transportation of the residents, at the facility’s expense, to relocate the residents;
(ii) A process for transfer of the medical records information for the residents in a manner to protect the residents’ privacy;
(iii) A system to track where and how the resident was transported;
(iv) How families will be notified, if desired by the resident; and
(v) Provisions that provide for any other associated costs at the facility’s expense.