Minnesota Nursing Home Resident Plan of Care Regulation
Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0405 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF CARE, Subpart 1. Development. a nursing home must develop a comprehensive plan for each resident within seven days after the completion of the comprehensive resident assessment as defined in part 4658.0400.
The comprehensive plan 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.
Required Contents of Nursing Home Care Plan
Subp. 2. The comprehensive plan 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 must include the individual abuse prevention plan required by Minnesota Statutes, section 626.557, subdivision 14, paragraph (b).
Subp. 3. Use. A comprehensive care plan must be used by all personnel involved in the care of the resident.
Subp. 4. Revision. A comprehensive care plan 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.
According to Medicare.gov, The nursing home staff will get your health information and review your health condition to prepare your care plan. You (if you’re able), your family (with your permission), or someone acting on your behalf has the right to take part in planning your care with the nursing home staff.
The basic care plan includes:
A health assessment (a review of your health condition) that begins on the day you’re admitted, and must be completed within 14 days of admission
A health assessment at least every 90 days after your first review, and possibly more often if your medical status changes
Ongoing, regular assessments of your condition to see if your health status has changed, with adjustments to your care plan as needed
Nursing homes are required to submit this information to the federal government. This information is used for quality measures, nursing home payment, and state inspections.
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For more information about nursing home resident care plan 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.