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New and Updated Information Bulletins 05-13-2013
Information Bulletin 13-01
HOSPITALS WITH SWING BEDS-1
Immediate Reporting To Administrator
The federal certification regulations under F225 at CFR § 483.13 (c)(2), require that "all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse, including injuries of unknown source and misappropriation of resident property are reported immediately to the administrator of the facility…"
This informational bulletin provides an option for federally certified nursing facilities to comply with the requirement under F225 that all alleged violations of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse, including injuries of unknown source and misappropriation of resident property are reported immediately to the administrator.
This process must be used only when the administrator is not present in the facility.
Facilities are not required to adopt the process outlined in this bulletin.Updated: May 13, 2013
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- Program Letters - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/
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