Nursing Home Resident Given Information about Nursing Home Physician
Nursing Home Residents Need to Be Given Physician Information

Nursing Homes Must Provide Each Resident With Their Physician Information

Nursing Homes Must Inform Each Resident of the Name, Specialty, and Way of Contacting Their Physician.  §483.10   Resident rights. The resident has a right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and communication with and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility. A facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following rights: (a) Exercise of rights. (b) (9) The facility must inform each resident of the name, specialty, and way of contacting the physician responsible for his or her care.

Rights In Addition to Physician Information

Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0405, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF CARE, a nursing home must develop a comprehensive plan of care for each resident within seven days after the completion of the comprehensive resident assessment as defined in part 4658.0400. The comprehensive plan of care must be developed by an interdisciplinary team that includes the attending physician, a registered nurse with responsibility for the resident, and other appropriate staff in disciplines as determined by the resident’s needs, and, to the extent practicable, with the participation of the resident, the resident’s legal guardian or chosen representative.

Subp. 2. Contents of plan of care. The comprehensive plan of care must list measurable objectives and timetables to meet the resident’s long- and short-term goals for medical, nursing, and mental and psychosocial needs that are identified in the comprehensive resident assessment. The comprehensive plan of care must include the individual abuse prevention plan required by Minnesota Statutes, section 626.557, subdivision 14, paragraph (b).

Subp. 3. Use. A comprehensive plan of care must be used by all personnel involved in the care of the resident.

Subp. 4. Revision. A comprehensive plan of care must be reviewed and revised by an interdisciplinary team that includes the attending physician, a registered nurse with responsibility for the resident, and other appropriate staff in disciplines as determined by the resident’s needs, and, to the extent practicable, with the participation of the resident, the resident’s legal guardian or chosen representative at least quarterly and within seven days of the revision of the comprehensive resident assessment required by part 4658.0400, subpart 3, item B.

If you have questions about the quality of care being provided to someone you love contact Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com

Physician Information Must Be Given to Nursing Home Residents
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