42 CFR 488.422 - State monitoring.

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§ 488.422 State monitoring.

(a) A State monitor -

(1) Oversees the correction of deficiencies specified by CMS or the State survey agency at the facility site and protects the facility's residents from harm;

(2) Is an employee or a contractor of the survey agency;

(3) Is identified by the State as an appropriate professional to monitor cited deficiencies;

(4) Is not an employee of the facility;

(5) Does not function as a consultant to the facility; and

(6) Does not have an immediate family member who is a resident of the facility to be monitored.

(b) A State monitor must be used when a survey agency has cited a facility with substandard quality of care deficiencies on the last 3 consecutive standard surveys.

(c) State monitoring is discontinued when -

(1) The facility has demonstrated that it is in substantial compliance with the requirements, and, if imposed for repeated instances of substandard quality of care, will remain in compliance for a period of time specified by CMS or the State; or

(2) Termination procedures are completed.

[59 FR 56243, Nov. 10, 1994; 60 FR 50119, Sept. 28, 1995]

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