Deleted Elements of Performance for Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Distinct Part Units in Critical Access Hospitals

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1 Deleted Elements of Performance for Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Distinct Part Units in Critical Access Hospitals Effective January 1, 2010 Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program Standard EC.0001 The critical access hospital manages risks related to hazardous materials and waste Elements of Performance for EC.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital checks radiology staff, according to time frames it defines, for radiation exposure, using exposure meters or badge tests. The dates of the checks and amount of exposure are documented. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The radiologic services, including ionizing radiology procedures, are free from hazards for patients and staff. Standard EC The critical access hospital establishes and maintains a safe, functional environment. Note: The environment is constructed, arranged, and maintained to foster patient safety, provide facilities for diagnosis and treatment, and provide for special services appropriate to the needs of the community. 5. Elements of Performance for EC For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital provides storage space to meet resident needs. Standard HR.0001 The critical access hospital has the necessary staff to support the care, treatment, and services it provides Elements of Performance for HR.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital designates an individual to direct dietary services and oversee its daily management, whether the services are provided by the critical access hospital or through a contracted service. This individual is a full-time employee who is qualified by experience and training. Page 1 of 15

2 Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital has a dietitian on a full-time, parttime, or consultant basis. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital employs a sufficient number and mix of medical record services staff to promptly complete, file, and retrieve records. Standard HR.0001 The critical access hospital defines staff qualifications Elements of Performance for HR.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Operating rooms are supervised by a registered nurse or doctor of medicine or osteopathy. These individuals have a background in surgical services and training in the provision of surgical services and/or management of surgical services. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Licensed practical nurses and surgical technologists serve as scrub nurses only when supervised by a registered nurse. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Only registered nurses perform circulating duties in the operating room. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: A qualified registered nurse who is immediately available to respond to emergencies supervises licensed practical nurses and surgical technologists who assist in circulating duties in the operating room. Staff participation in circulating duties is in accordance with state law and medical staff policies and procedures. Note: The registered nurse is not considered immediately available if the registered nurse is outside the operating suite or engaged in other duties that prevent him or her from immediately intervening and assuming circulating duties provided by the licensed practical nurse or surgical technologist. Standard IM.0001 The critical access hospital effectively manages the collection of health information. 5. Elements of Performance for IM.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital has a system of coding and indexing medical records. The system allows for timely retrieval by diagnosis and procedure, in order to support medical care evaluation studies. Page 2 of 15

3 Standard LD.0001 The critical access hospital identifies the responsibilities of its leaders. Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program 3. Elements of Performance for LD.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The chief executive officer, medical staff, and nurse executive are responsible for the implementation of corrective action plans for infection control in affected problem areas. (See also IC.0001, EP 1) Standard LD The critical access hospital has a medical staff that is accountable to the governing body. Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: There is a single medical staff unless criteria are met for an exception to the single medical staff requirement. (See the introduction to MS.0001) Standard LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital develops an annual operating budget and, when needed, a long-term capital expenditure plan Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The budget includes all anticipated income and expenses. Note: The budget need not identify the components of each anticipated income or expense item by item. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The long-term capital expenditure plan provides for capital expenditures for at least a three-year period. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The long-term capital expenditure plan identifies and includes the objectives and anticipated sources of financing for each anticipated capital expenditure in excess of $600,000, or a lesser amount that is established, in accordance with section 1122(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, by the state in which the critical access hospital is located, that relates to any of the following: - Acquisition of land - Improvement of land, buildings, and equipment - Replacement, modernization, or expansion of buildings and equipment For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The long-term capital expenditure plan is submitted to the planning agency for review. Note 1: The plan is submitted to the planning agency designated in accordance with section 1122(b) of the Social Security Act, or, if an agency is not designated, the plan is submitted to the identified health planning agency in the state. Note 2: Section 1122(b) review is not required if 75% of the critical access hospital's patients who use the service for which the capital Page 3 of 15

4 expenditure is made are enrolled in a health maintenance organization (HMO) or competitive medical plan (CMP) that meets the requirements of section 1876(b) of the Social Security Act. Section 1122(b) review is also not required if the department determines that the capital expenditure is for services and facilities that are needed by the HMO or CMP in order to operate efficiently and economically and which are not otherwise readily accessible to the HMO or CMP. Reasons that the services and facilities may not be available include the following: - The facilities do not provide common services at the same site. - The facilities are not available under a contract of reasonable duration. - Full and equal medical staff privileges in the facilities are not available. - Arrangements with these facilities are not administratively feasible. - The purchase of these services is more costly than if the HMO or CMP provided the services directly. Standard LD Patients with comparable needs receive the same standard of care, treatment, and services throughout the critical access hospital. 5. Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If laboratory tests are performed in the nuclear medicine area or the respiratory care unit, the area or unit meets the applicable requirements for laboratory services as specified in 42 CFR Standard LD Care, treatment, and services provided through contractual agreement are provided safely and effectively. 23. Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital maintains a list of all contracted services that includes the scope and nature of the services provided. Standard LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital manages the flow of patients throughout the critical access hospital Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Measurement results are provided to those individuals who manage patient flow processes. (See also NR.0001, EP 4) For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Measurement results regarding patient flow processes are reported to leaders. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Measurement results guide improvement of patient flow processes. Page 4 of 15

5 Standard LD Leaders establish priorities for performance improvement. (Refer to the "Performance Improvement" (PI) chapter.) Elements of Performance for LD For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital identifies and documents its quality improvement projects. The critical access hospital documents the following: - What quality improvement projects are being conducted - The reasons for conducting these projects - The measurable progress achieved on these projects For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital participates either in a quality improvement organization (QIO) cooperative project or its own performance improvement projects that are comparable in scope and quality. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital annually identifies the number of its distinct performance improvement projects. Standard MM.0003 The critical access hospital safely manages high-alert and hazardous medications. 6. Elements of Performance for MM.0003 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital maintains records of the receipt and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. Standard MM.0001 The critical access hospital selects and procures medications. 3. Elements of Performance for MM.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Before using a medication new to the critical access hospital, the critical access hospital determines a method to monitor the response of the patient. (See also MM , EP 2) Standard MM The critical access hospital safely stores medications. 20. Elements of Performance for MM For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Pharmaceutical services or drug storage areas are operated in accordance with accepted professional principles. Page 5 of 15

6 Standard MM The critical access hospital safely dispenses medications. Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program 15. Elements of Performance for MM For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital dispenses quantities of medications that are consistent with patient needs. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: A pharmacist, or pharmacy staff under the supervision of a pharmacist, packages and dispenses medications in accordance with law and regulation. Standard MS The medical staff oversees the quality of patient care, treatment, and services provided by practitioners privileged through the medical staff process. 1 Elements of Performance for MS For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The medical staff establishes, and has continuing responsibility for, written policies and procedures governing medical care provided in the emergency service or department. Standard MS The management and coordination of each patient s care, treatment, and services is the responsibility of a practitioner with appropriate privileges Elements of Performance for MS For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Every Medicare patient is under the care of a licensed practitioner as defined in 42 CFR 4812(c)(1). Note: 42 CFR 4812(c)(1) defines licensed practitioner as follows: - A doctor of medicine or osteopathy - A doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine who is legally authorized to practice dentistry by the state and who is acting within the scope of his or her license - A doctor of podiatric medicine, but only with respect to functions that he or she is legally authorized by the state to perform - A doctor of optometry who is legally authorized to practice optometry by the state in which he or she practices - A chiropractor who is licensed by the state or legally authorized to perform the services of a chiropractor, but only with respect to treatment by means of manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation demonstrated by x-ray to exist - A clinical psychologist (as defined in 42 CFR ), but only with respect to clinical psychologist services as defined in 42 CFR and only to the extent permitted by state law For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: A doctor of medicine or osteopathy is responsible for the care Page 6 of 15

7 of each Medicare patient with respect to any medical or psychiatric problem that is present on admission or develops during hospitalization that is not within the scope of practice of a doctor of dental surgery, dental medicine, podiatric medicine, or optometry; a chiropractor as limited under 42 CFR 4812(c)(1)(v); or a clinical psychologist as that scope is defined by the medical staff, permitted by state law. Standard MS The medical staff has a leadership role in organization performance improvement activities to improve quality of care, treatment, and services and patient safety. 18. Elements of Performance for MS For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The medical staff, specifically the attending physician, is informed of autopsies that the critical access hospital intends to perform. Standard MS The critical access hospital collects information regarding each practitioner s current license status, training, experience, competence, and ability to perform the requested privilege. 10. Elements of Performance for MS For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The radiologist who supervises ionizing radiology services interprets those tests that are determined by the medical staff to require a radiologist's specialized knowledge. Standard NR The nurse executive directs the implementation of nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards, and a nurse staffing plan(s) Elements of Performance for NR For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Supervisory personnel for each department or nursing unit make certain that, when needed, a registered nurse is immediately available for bedside care. Note: A registered nurse is not considered immediately available if the registered nurse is working on more than one unit, floor, or building (or any combination of these) at the same time. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The nursing service has adequate numbers of licensed registered nurses, licensed practical (vocational) nurses, and other staff to provide nursing care to patients. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital has a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse on duty at all times. Note: This element of performance is not applicable to rural hospitals that have in effect a 24-hour registered nurse waiver granted under 42 CFR 488.5(c). For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: A registered nurse supervises and evaluates the nursing care Page 7 of 15

8 for each patient. Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program Standard PC.0003 The critical access hospital provides care, treatment, and services as ordered or prescribed, and in accordance with law and regulation. 15. Elements of Performance for PC.0003 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Orders for medications are documented and signed by a licensed independent practitioner authorized to write orders by hospital policy and in accordance with state law and who is responsible for the care of the patient. Footnote: For law and regulation guidance pertaining to those responsible for the care of the patient, refer to 42 CFR 4812(c). Standard PC.0009 For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: Residents participate in social and recreational activities according to their abilities and interests. Elements of Performance for PC.0009 For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital makes an activity schedule available to all residents, staff, and visitors. Standard PC The critical access hospital provides patient education and training based on each patient s needs and abilities. 4. Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital provides education and training to the patient based on his or her assessed needs. Page 8 of 15

9 Standard PC The critical access hospital plans operative or other high-risk procedures, including those that require the administration of moderate or deep sedation or anesthesia. 1 Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The following equipment is available to the operating room suites: - A call-in system - Cardiac monitor and equipment - Ventilator - Defibrillator - Suction equipment - Tracheotomy set - Manual breathing bags Standard PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital reports deaths associated with the use of restraint and seclusion. 3. Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: Staff document in the patient s medical record the date and time that the patient death was reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Standard PC The critical access hospital has a process that addresses the patient s need for continuing care, treatment, and services after discharge or transfer Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital provides a discharge planning evaluation to each patient who is likely to suffer adverse health consequences and to any other patient who requests a discharge planning evaluation. Discharge planning evaluations are also provided upon the request of the physician, or the patient's family member or surrogate when he or she is involved in decision making or ongoing care. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The discharge planning evaluation is used when developing the discharge plan and is discussed with the patient, and also with the patient's family when it is involved in decision making or ongoing care. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: A registered nurse, social worker, or other qualified staff develops or supervises the development of the discharge plan. Page 9 of 15

10 Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: In the absence of a finding by the critical access hospital that a patient needs a discharge plan, the critical access hospital develops a discharge plan for the patient when requested by the patient's physician. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital arranges for the initial implementation of the patient s discharge plan. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital reassesses the patient s discharge plan if there are factors that may affect continuing care needs or the appropriateness of the discharge plan. Standard PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: An adequate supply of blood and blood components is available at all times to the critical access hospital Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If a critical access hospital regularly uses the services of an outside blood supplier, it has a written agreement with the blood supplier on procurement, transfer, and availability of blood and blood components. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The written agreement requires that the blood supplier notify the critical access hospital within three calendar days after the blood supplier determines that it has supplied blood and blood components collected from a donor who tested negative at the time of donation but who subsequently tests reactive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on a later donation, or subsequently is determined to be at increased risk for transmitting HIV or HCV. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The written agreement requires that within 45 days of an HIV or HCV screening test, the blood supplier notify the critical access hospital of the results of any supplemental test for HIV or HCV, or other follow up testing required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The written agreement requires that the blood supplier notify the critical access hospital within three calendar days after the blood supplier determines that it has supplied blood and blood components collected from an infectious donor, whenever records are available. Footnote: See 21 CFR (b)(3) for further information. Page 10 of 15

11 Standard PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital determines the disposition of blood and blood components and quarantines potentially infectious blood and blood components pending completion of reactive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening test results Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital of a reactive HIV or HCV screening test result, the critical access hospital determines the disposition of the blood or blood components and quarantines all blood and blood components from previous donations in inventory. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital that the result of the supplemental test or other follow-up testing required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is negative, the critical access hospital may release the blood and blood components from quarantine. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital that the result of the supplemental test or other follow-up testing required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is positive, the critical access hospital disposes of the blood and blood components. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital that the result of the supplemental test or other follow-up testing required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is indeterminate, the critical access hospital disposes of the blood and blood components or labels prior collections of blood and blood components held in quarantine. Footnote: For federal regulations on labeling, see 21 CFR (b)(2), (b)(2), and (c)(2). For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: For look-back activities related to new blood safety issues after August 24, 2007, the critical access hospital complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations pertaining to blood safety issues in the areas of testing and quarantining of infectious blood and blood components. Standard PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital maintains records on the receipt, testing, and disposition of all blood and blood components. Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital retains records, in a manner that permits prompt retrieval, of the source, recipient, and disposition of all blood and blood components for a minimum of 10 years from the date of disposition. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital has a fully funded plan to transfer the records on blood and blood components to another organization if the critical access hospital ceases operation for any reason. Page 11 of 15

12 Standard PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If potentially human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infectious blood or blood components have been administered, the critical access hospital uses written procedures to identify recipients and inform them of the risk of infection. Note 1: Potentially HIV infectious blood and blood components are prior collections from a donor: - Who tested negative at the time of donation but tested reactive for evidence of HIV infection on a later donation - Who tests positive on the supplemental (additional, more specific) test or other follow-up testing required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Whose timing of seroconversion cannot be precisely estimated Note 2: Potentially HCV infectious blood and blood components are the blood and blood components identified in 21 CFR Note 3: Notification of transfusion recipient is performed as set forth in 42 CFR 4827(b)(6). 3. Elements of Performance for PC For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: For hospitals that use Joint Commission accreditation for deemed status purposes: The critical access hospital notifies the recipient that potentially HIV or HCV infectious blood or blood components were transfused to the recipient and that there may be a need for HIV or HCV testing and counseling. This notification may also go to the recipient's family or surrogate, as appropriate, or another authorized individual, or to the attending physician who ordered the blood or blood component with the request that the physician notify the recipient, family, surrogate, or other authorized individual on the recipient's behalf. Note 1: For notifications resulting from donors tested on or after February 20, 2008, the notification effort begins when the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital that it received potentially HIV or HCV infectious blood or blood components. The critical access hospital makes a reasonable attempt to give notification over a period of 12 weeks unless (a) the recipient is located and notified; or (b) the critical access hospital is unable to locate the recipient and then documents in the recipient s medical record the extenuating circumstances beyond the critical access hospital s control that caused the notification time frame to exceed 12 weeks. Note 2: For notification resulting from donors tested before February 20, 2008, the notification effort begins when the blood supplier notifies the critical access hospital that it received potentially HCV infectious blood and blood components. The critical access hospital makes reasonable attempts to give notification and completes the actions within one year of the date on which the critical access hospital received notification from the outside blood supplier. This notification requirement will expire on August 24, Note 3: If the recipient has been judged incompetent by a state court, the critical access hospital notifies a surrogate decision-maker in accordance with state law. If the recipient is competent, but state law permits the family or surrogate decision-maker to receive the information on the recipient s behalf, the hospital notifies the recipient, family, or surrogate decision-maker. If the recipient is a minor, the parents or legal guardian are notified. Note 4: If the recipient is deceased, the physician or critical access hospital informs the recipient's legal representative or relative that the recipient received potentially HIV infectious blood or blood components. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: If the attending physician is unavailable or declines to make the notification, the critical access hospital notifies the recipient, family, surrogate, or other authorized person that blood or blood components that were potentially HIV or HCV infected were transfused to the recipient and that there may be a need for HIV or HCV testing and counseling. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital s notification to the recipient includes the following: - An explanation of the need for HIV or HCV testing and counseling Page 12 of 15

13 Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program - Oral or written information about HIV or HCV testing and counseling - A list of programs or places where HIV or HCV testing and counseling can be obtained, including any requirements or restrictions of a counseling program For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital documents in the recipient s medical record its attempts to notify the recipient and whether the recipient was located. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital s written policies and procedures for notification and documentation conform to law and regulation, including confidentiality of medical records and other recipient information. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: For look-back activities related to new blood safety issues after August 24, 2007, the critical access hospital complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations pertaining to blood safety issues addressing notification and counseling of recipients who may have received infectious blood and blood components. Standard RC.0001 The critical access hospital maintains complete and accurate medical records Elements of Performance for RC.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital assembles or makes available in a summary in the medical record, all information required to provide patient care, treatment, and services. (See also MM.0001, EP 1) For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital creates and maintains a medical record for every individual who receives care, treatment, or services. Standard RI.0001 The critical access hospital respects patient rights. 1 Elements of Performance for RI.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital meets requests from patients for access to medical record information as quickly as its recordkeeping system permits. Standard RI.0001 The critical access hospital respects the patient's right to participate in decisions about his or her care, treatment, and services. 27. Elements of Performance for RI.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The patient has the right to have a family member or representative of his or her choice and his or her own physician notified promptly of his or her admission to the critical access hospital. Page 13 of 15

14 Standard RI The patient has the right to an environment that preserves dignity and contributes to a positive self-image Elements of Performance for RI For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital provides homelike surroundings with access to personal living space. For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital informs the resident of room and roommate assignments and changes. Standard RI The patient and his or her family have the right to have complaints and grievances reviewed by the critical access hospital Elements of Performance for RI For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The governing body reviews and resolves grievances unless it delegates this responsibility, in writing, to a grievance committee. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The governing body approves the complaint and grievance resolution process. Standard RI The patient has the right to access protective and advocacy services. Elements of Performance for RI For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: When the critical access hospital serves a population of patients that need protective services (for example, guardianship or advocacy services, conservatorship, or child or adult protective services), it provides resources to help the family and the courts determine the patient s needs for such services. Standard RI For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The resident has the right to receive and restrict visitors. Elements of Performance for RI For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital clearly communicates rules and regulations about visitors and visiting hours. Page 14 of 15

15 Standard RI For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: The resident has the right to transportation services, as appropriate to his or her care or service plan. Elements of Performance for RI For swing beds used for long term care in critical access hospitals: As necessary, the critical access hospital arranges for an attendant when transporting the resident. Standard RI.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital informs the patient about his or her responsibilities related to his or her care, treatment, and services. Elements of Performance for RI.0001 For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital has a written policy that defines the patient s responsibilities, including but not limited to providing information, asking questions, following instructions, accepting consequences, following rules and regulations, showing respect and consideration, acknowledging when he or she does not understand the treatment course or care decision, and meeting financial commitments. For rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct part units in critical access hospitals: The critical access hospital informs the patient about his or her responsibilities in accordance with its policy. Note: Information about patient responsibilities can be shared verbally, in writing, or both. Page 15 of 15

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