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May 05, 2021

COVID-19 After Action Reviews for ICF/IID Programs

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1:00pm-2:00pm EST

With the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICF/IIDs need to take steps to ensure compliance with CMS Appendix Z Emergency Preparedness Regulations which require ICF/IIDs to analyze their responses to, and maintain documentation of, all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events.

This webinar will walk attendees through the After Action Review process as a strategy to ensure compliance, provide an overview of the regulatory requirements (including the March 2021 updates in the State Operations Manual Guidance for Appendix Z), and share lessons learned in how to conduct a meaningful COVID-19 After Action Review and report. Participants will walk away with tips and tools to improve their organization’s preparedness/response and improve their Appendix Z compliance.

This webinar is most appropriate for ICF/IID employees responsible for Emergency Preparedness Regulatory compliance to include QIDPs, administrators, supervisory staff, and safety officers.

A recording will be made available to all registrants.


Catherine Thibedeau, Executive Director of Independence Advocates of Maine (IAM), has overseen the delivery of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through both ICF/IID and HCBS Waiver programs for the past 21 years. Catherine’s experience is extensive within the ICF/IID program providing her expertise both within Maine and nationally through several avenues, to include serving in the Maine Association of Community Service Provider’s (MACSP) ICF and PNMI services Board of Director’s seat and also as an ICF/IID consultant to ANCOR.  Catherine lives in Orono, Maine, with her husband and their children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside in Maine’s beauty, traveling, and spending time with her large extended family.

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