Minnesota Nursing Homes Incident and Accident Reporting Requirements
Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0110 INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT REPORTING, all persons providing services in a nursing home must report any accident or injury to a resident, and the nursing home must immediately complete a detailed incident report of the accident or injury and the action taken after learning of the accident or injury.
Incident Reporting is Mandated
The state incident and accident reporting regulation is very important as it is the main reason many types of elder abuse and neglect are noticed and eventually addressed by the administrative system and often as well as by criminal and civil legal actions. The reporting protects the vulnerable adult and can also protect the interests of concerned staff members required to act on behalf of injury to residents without fear of retaliation under the law. The facility reviews these reports for ways to make the facilities safer and better and the state has documentation of areas to review in surveys and other inspections.
Neglect and Abuse Injuries Leading to Reporting
Abuse and neglect of the elderly and vulnerable in nursing homes and other facilities occurs in many forms. Kenneth LaBore is a top-rated attorney who has over twenty-five years of experience with dealing with the complex legal and medical issues often present in nursing home and abuse cases and can assist your loved ones with holding the wrongdoers accountable.
- Bed Sores / Pressure Ulcers
- Fall injury / Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Dehydration / Malnutrition
- Physical Abuse
- Infectious Disease
- Sexual Abuse
- Wandering & Elopement
- Burn Injuries
- Choking & Asphyxiation
- Breathing Tube Care
- Urinary Infections & Sepsis
- Patient Lift Injuries and Other Improper Use of Medical Equipment
- Wrongful Death
For more information about nursing home licensing requirements or other questions about elder abuse and neglect contact Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.