The resident evaluation

One of the most important elements of admitting a new resident is the initial physical examination by a physician and the assessment your clinical team performs. This process will determine if you are able to provide the services that this resident will require, ultimately deciding if you can move forward with admitting this resident. Unfortunately, your facility is not equipped to handle every person who walks through its doors and it is better to know this at the beginning rather than 3 weeks after the resident moves into your community. In order to ensure communities are providing due diligence before admitting residents, the MSDH has regulated this process, check it out below:

Rule 47.12.2 Medical Evaluation.

Each person applying for admission to a licensed facility shall be given a thorough examination by a licensed physician or certified nurse practitioner/physician assistant within thirty (30) days prior to admission. The examination shall indicate the appropriateness of admission, according to the above criteria, to a licensed facility with an annual update by a physician and/or nurse practitioner/physician assistant.

Pro Tip:

  • I can almost guarantee you will be cited if you do not have a medical evaluation on file from the required 30 days prior to admission. Ensure you are checking this on EVERY new resident moving into the facility.

One of the most important elements of admitting a new resident is the initial physical examination by a physician and the assessment your clinical team performs. This process will determine if you are able to provide the services that this resident will require, ultimately deciding if you can move forward with admitting this resident. Unfortunately, your facility is not equipped to handle every person who walks through its doors and it is better to know this at the beginning rather than 3 weeks after the resident moves into your community. In order to ensure communities are providing due diligence before admitting residents, the MSDH has regulated this process, check it out below:

Rule 47.12.2 Medical Evaluation.

Each person applying for admission to a licensed facility shall be given a thorough examination by a licensed physician or certified nurse practitioner/physician assistant within thirty (30) days prior to admission. The examination shall indicate the appropriateness of admission, according to the above criteria, to a licensed facility with an annual update by a physician and/or nurse practitioner/physician assistant.

Pro Tip:

  • I can almost guarantee you will be cited if you do not have a medical evaluation on file from the required 30 days prior to admission. Ensure you are checking this on EVERY new resident moving into the facility.

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