Nursing Home Policy Records and Procedure Requirements
Nursing Home Policy Records and Procedure Requirements

Minnesota Procedures and Policy Records Regulations

Pursuant to Minnesota Administrative Rule 4658.0135 POLICY RECORDS, Subpart 1., availability of policies. All policies and procedures directly related to resident care adopted by the home must be placed on file and be made available upon request to nursing home personnel, residents, legal representatives, and designated representatives.

Subp. 2. Admission policies. Admission policies must be made available upon request to prospective residents, family members, legal representatives, and designated representatives.

Additional Policy Records Regulations

Pursuant to federal regulations 42 CFR § 483.85, compliance and ethics program (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

Compliance and ethics program means, with respect to a facility, a program of the operating organization that—

(1) Has been reasonably designed, implemented, and enforced so that it is likely to be effective in preventing and detecting criminal, civil, and administrative violations under the Act and in promoting quality of care; and

(2) Includes, at a minimum, the required components specified in paragraph (c) of this section.
High-level personnel means individual(s) who have substantial control over the operating organization or who have a substantial role in the making of policy within the operating organization.
Operating organization means the individual(s) or entity that operates a facility.

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 policy 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.

Policy Records and Procedures in Nursing Homes
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