Orange County
Healthcare CEMP

Healthcare Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

State law requires that the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) develop and adopt minimum criteria for healthcare facility’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). The law also requires that this CEMP be reviewed and approved by the County Office of Emergency Management. These facilities include:

Submitting a CEMP

Criteria documents are provided by clicking on your facility type on the bulleted list above to assist with the development and submission of Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP). In order to avoid delays, plans should be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to their expiration date.

Emergency Management has up to 60 days to perform the initial review of your plan. Plans are reviewed in order of submission. If deficiencies are found the facility will be notified via email. The facility has up to 30 days to submit revisions after notification. We will strive to review those revisions within 60 days of receipt.

Create An Account

In order to submit your CEMP and EPP, you must create an account. If you are a new user or need an account set up, please email the following information to

  • Name
  • Title
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Facility
  • Indicate if the point of contact is for multiple facilities in Orange County and provide the names of those facilities.

A complete CEMP submission includes:

  1. AHCA criteria/crosswalk with page numbers indicating where the information can be found within the plan
  2. Facility Contact Form
  3. Current Approval letter of your Fire Safety Plan from the Fire Marshal’s office
    1. Approval Letter cannot expire within 60 days of submission
    2. If you are using the Facility Fire Inspection Report, the report must indicate the Fire Safety Plan being reviewed and approved
  4. Updated Mutual aid Agreements with signature and current dates
  5. CEMP Files must be saved PDF files and upload as listed below, do not include more than 6 attachments. Any submissions that do not follow the uploading instructions will be rejected.
    • CEMP.pdf
    • Fire Plan and approval letter.pdf
    • Transportation agreement.pdf
    • Host Mutual aid agreement.pdf
    • Emergency Power Plan (EPP) and approval letter.pdf
    • AHCA criteria/crosswalk.pdf
  6. Upload all of your documents under the same reference number.
  7. For additional information on the upload process see the CEMP Submission Instructions manual.
File UploadUse the following button to submit your complete CEMP submission package.
Upload CEMP & EPP

Review Fee

Fees for CEMP reviews are allowed under F.A.C Chapter 9G-20. Submitting organizations will be provided with an invoice, which must be satisfied prior to receiving an approval letter. Payment can be made through the Orange County Fire Rescue Department online portal.

AHCA Orlando Office

The AHCA has a local office in Orlando. The agency's contact information is as follows:

400 West Robinson St. Suite 309
Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone number: 407-420-2502

Emergency Power Plan

On March 26, 2018 Governor Scott signed into effect Rules 58A-5.036 and 59A-4.1265. Pursuant to the Rules, all assisted living facilities and nursing homes must obtain ample resources, including a generator/alternate power source and the appropriate amount of fuel to sustain operations and maintain safe temperatures for at least 96 hours following a power outage. Both Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities are required to submit an Emergency Power Plan (EPP) that complies with the above rules to the Local Emergency Management Agency for review and approval by April 26, 2018.

Click here for the Emergency Power Plan Criteria (The criteria must be submitted with your Emergency Power Plan).

Contact Us

Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 5879
Winter Park, FL 32793

Phone: (407) 836-9051
Fax: (407) 737-2489

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.