Admissions in Nursing Home Must Be Compliant with Policies and Procedures
Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0140 TYPE OF ADMISSIONS, Subpart 1., selection of residents, the administrator, in cooperation with the director of nursing services and the medical director, is responsible for the admission of residents to the home according to the admission policies of the nursing home.
Subp. 2. Residents not accepted. Unless otherwise provided by law, including laws against discrimination, residents must not be admitted or retained for whom care cannot be provided in keeping with their known physical, mental, or behavioral condition. Prospective residents who are denied admission must be informed of the reason for the denial of their admission.
There Must Be a Written Agreement at Time of Admission Concerning Rates and Charges
According to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0145 AGREEMENT AS TO RATES AND CHARGES, Subpart 1. Written agreement, at the time of admission, there must be a written agreement between the nursing home and the resident, the resident’s agent, or the resident’s guardian, which includes:
A. the base rate and what services and items are provided by the nursing home and are included in that base rate;
B. extra charges for care or services;
C. obligations concerning payment of the rates and charges; and
D. the refund policy of the home.
All residents’ bills must be itemized for services rendered.
Subp. 2. Notification of rates and charges. Annually, and when there is any change, a nursing home must inform the resident of services available in the nursing home and of charges for those services, including any charges for services not covered under Medicare or Medicaid or by the nursing home’s per diem rate. A nursing home must inform the resident or the resident’s agent or guardian before any change in the charges for services not covered under Medicare or Medicaid or by the nursing home’s per diem rate.
For more information about nursing home admission policies and procedure 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.