Resident transportation

Resident transportation

Many assisted living facilities are now at the point where they have transportation available via bus or van for residents to be taken to facility scheduled leisure activities or even medical appointments for residents who do not drive. The state of Arizona Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing provides a regulatory guide as to the stipulations that are associated with transporting residents. Check it out below:

R9-10-809. Transport; Transfer

  1. Except as provided in subsection (B), a manager shall ensure that:
  2. A caregiver or employee coordinates the transport and the services provided to the resident;
  3. According to policies and procedures:
  4. An evaluation of the resident is conducted before and after the transport, and
  5. Information from the resident’s medical record is provided to a receiving health care institution; and
  6. Documentation includes:
  7. If applicable, any communication with an individual at a receiving health care institution;
  8. The date and time of the transport; and
  9. If applicable, the name of the caregiver accompanying the resident during a transport.
  10. Subsection (A) does not apply to:
  11. Transportation to a location other than a licensed health care institution,
  12. Transportation provided for a resident by the resident or the resident’s representative,
  13. Transportation provided by an outside entity that was arranged for a resident by the resident or the resident’s representative, or
  14. A transport to another licensed health care institution in an emergency.
  15. Except for a transfer of a resident due to an emergency, a manager shall ensure that:
  16. A caregiver coordinates the transfer and the services provided to the resident;
  17. According to policies and procedures:
  18. An evaluation of the resident is conducted before the transfer;
  19. Information from the resident’s medical record, including orders that are in effect at the time of the transfer, is provided to a receiving health care institution; and
  20. A caregiver explains risks and benefits of the transfer to the resident or the resident’s representative; and
  21. Documentation in the resident’s medical record includes:
  22. Communication with an individual at a receiving health care institution;
  23. The date and time of the transfer;
  24. The mode of transportation; and
  25. If applicable, the name of the caregiver accompanying the resident during a transfer

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