42 CFR 488.307 - Unannounced surveys.

§ 488.307 Unannounced surveys.

(a)Basic rule. All standard surveys must be unannounced.

(b)Review of survey agency's scheduling and surveying procedures.

(1) CMS reviews on an annual basis each State survey agency's scheduling and surveying procedures and practices to ensure that survey agencies avoid giving notice of a survey through the scheduling procedures and the conduct of the surveys.

(2) CMS takes corrective action in accordance with the nature and complexity of the problem when survey agencies are found to have notified a SNF or NF through their scheduling or procedural policies. Sanctions for inadequate survey performance are in accordance with § 488.320.

(c)Civil money penalties. An individual who notifies a SNF or NF, or causes a SNF or NF to be notified, of the time or date on which a standard survey is scheduled to be conducted is subject to a Federal civil money penalty not to exceed $2,000 as adjusted annually under 45 CFR part 102.

[ 59 FR 56238, Nov. 10, 1994, as amended at 81 FR 61563, Sept. 6, 2016]

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Title 42 published on 2015-11-28

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 488 after this date.

  • 2017-04-03; vol. 82 # 62 - Monday, April 3, 2017
    1. 82 FR 16150 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies; Delay of Effective Date
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Proposed rule.
      To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on June 2, 2017.
      42 CFR Parts 409, 410, 418, 440, 484, 485 and 488