Nursing Home Medical Care Requirements
Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0705, MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT, Subpart 1, physician supervision. A nursing home must ensure that each resident has a physician designated to authorize and supervise the medical care and treatment of the resident during the resident’s stay in the nursing home, and must ensure that another physician is available to supervise the resident’s medical care when the attending physician is unavailable.
Subp. 2. Availability of physicians for emergency and advisory care.
A. A nursing home must provide or arrange for the provision of physician services 24 hours a day, in case of an emergency, and to act in an advisory capacity.
B. The name and telephone number of the emergency physician must be readily available at all times.
C. A nursing home must develop and maintain policies and procedures regarding obtaining medical intervention when the resident’s attending physician or the emergency physician does not respond to a request for medical care or is not available in a timely manner.
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Infectious Diseases (MRSA, C-Diff)
Violation of Resident Rights
Patient Lift Injuries and Other Improper Use of Medical Equipment
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