September, 2000

Information Bulletin 00-29
NH-53
CBC-26
MHC-24
HOSP-23
ICF/MR-12
ASC-8
HOSPICE-10
REHAB-4
ESRD-4
RHC-1
CORF-1
CMHC-2

Appendix Q - Transmittal 19
HCFA Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy

Effective September 25, 2000

Purpose:

Appendix Q is being revised to reflect the HCFA's concern that crisis situations in which the health and safety of individuals are at risk be accurately identified and thoroughly investigated as quickly as possible. The new Guidelines standardize the definitions of Immediate Jeopardy, Abuse and Neglect across all provider types (excluding CLIA) and provide a detailed analysis of the steps that surveyors should follow to assist them in identifying situations that involve Immediate Jeopardy.

Copies of Appendix Q can be downloaded from the Health Care Financing(HCFA) web site at:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/pm_trans/R19SOM.pdf

Please Note: At the time of this mailing the above address is correct. However the new CMS web site addresses are subject to change. As MDH becomes aware of these changes we will update the CMS address on this bulletin.

If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900, St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101.

Updated Friday, 25-Mar-2011 14:34:42 CDT