Minnesota Nursing Home Inspection Rules
Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0150 INSPECTION BY DEPARTMENT, all areas of a nursing home and all records related to the care and protection of residents including resident and employee records must be open for inspection by the department at all times for the purposes of enforcing this chapter.
Additional Reports Completed after Inspection
According to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0155 REPORTS TO DEPARTMENT, reports regarding statistical data and services furnished must be submitted on forms furnished by the department. Copies must be retained by the nursing home.
According to Minnesota Statute 626.557 REPORTING OF MALTREATMENT OF VULNERABLE ADULTS, Subdivision 1, public policy. The legislature declares that the public policy of this state is to protect adults who, because of physical or mental disability or dependency on institutional services, are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment; to assist in providing safe environments for vulnerable adults; and to provide safe institutional or residential services, community-based services, or living environments for vulnerable adults who have been maltreated.
In addition, it is the policy of this state to require the reporting of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults, to provide for the voluntary reporting of maltreatment of vulnerable adults, to require the investigation of the reports, and to provide protective and counseling services in appropriate cases
Common areas of cases I see include: Falls from Beds, Hoyer Lifts and in the Bathroom; Sexual Abuse; Medication Errors and Others. STOP ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT!
For more information about Minnesota nursing home inspection and reporting regulations 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.