(1) Each AFCH must have written policy and procedures for emergency evacuation to be followed in the case of fire or other emergency. A provider and resident evacuation drill must be conducted at least two times annually, no closer than four months apart.
(a) All household members must participate in an evacuation drill.
(b) The provider will retain a written report including, but not limited to the date and time of the drill and those involved in the drill. The provider must retain a copy of the written report, on-site, for a period of 24 months.
(2) A new resident will be instructed in emergency evacuation upon admission.
(3) Emergency procedures must include a plan for removing all residents, including residents who need assistance in exiting.
(4) New staff members must also be oriented in how to conduct an evacuation within one week of employment and before being scheduled as the only staff in the home. Documentation of this orientation must be maintained in the staff member's personnel record.