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Be Prepared

In an emergency, the Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to:

• Work with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with
patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open
• Assist with, track, and report patient access to treatment
• Report and publish the status of facility operations during emergency events

Preparedness Resources

Closed Facility Notices and Reporting

Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER)
Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources Webpage
KCER Website
Safety Alerts and Recalls

Emergency Preparedness for Facilities

Network Critical Asset Survey worksheetonline reporting form
Annual contact with local OEM webpage

Emergency Preparedness for Patients

Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis - English (2017), Spanish (2007)
KCER 3-day Emergency Diet Guidelines (English, Spanish)


Hurricane Preparedness

FEMA Community Hurricane Preparedness Course

CDC Hurricane Emergency Preparedness and Response

Video: Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Patients
This eight minute video has tips and information to make sure that you are prepared for an emergency. (Or watch in Русский (Russian), Créole Haïtien (Haitian Creole), Español (Spanish), 한국어 (Korean), 中文 (Standard Chinese)

Emergency Quick Links:

Closed Facilities
To Report Facility Closure/Altered Schedule
     Network: Online
     State DOH: NYPORTS

Weather Updates
KCER Alerts and Recalls

Contact the Network:
  Hotline: 800-238-3773

Annual Critical Assets Survey (CAS)

  1. Complete the CAS worksheet to ensure that you have the most accurate data for your facility.
  2. Visit to log in to the online CAS reporting system.  (TIP: Have your facility's CMS Certification Number (CCN) on hand.  All Network reporting requires the facility's six digit CCN (i.e. 33-XXXX)).
  3. There is one login per facility: the login id is the facility CCN Number, the default password is esrd and you will be required to enter your email address.  Once the password of esrd is entered, you will be prompted to create a new password where you will need to enter the facility zip code, the new password and then confirm the new password.   

If you have any difficulty logging into the CAS, please e-mail