Information Bulletin 01-2
Surveyors to Obtain Copies of Records
The purpose of this bulletin is to inform providers that the Minnesota Department of Health surveyors will be obtaining copies of records related to deficient practices identified during surveys.
The Principles of Documentation for the Statement of Deficiencies (HCFA-2567), issued as Information Bulletin 00-14 in July 2000 by the Minnesota Department of Health, states on Page 26:
"Obtain copies of the records which show the deficient practice to prove the deficiency, and to show after-the-fact changes that may be made by the entity."
To obtain a copy of the Principles of Documentation-2000 please go to Information Bulletin 00-14.
MDH Surveyors will request copies of records to fulfill this survey requirement.
If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:
Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101