Sec. 7 AAC 12.285 - Activity program
§ 7 AAC 12.285. Activity program
A nursing facility must provide an activity program that is available to all residents and encourages each resident to attain and maintain function at the highest practicable level. The program must address the intellectual, social, spiritual, creative, cultural, and physical needs, capabilities, and interests of each resident. Also, the program must encourage self-determination and well-being of the residents. If a physician finds a resident as medically able to participate in an activity program, that finding and any conditions of the resident's participation or contra-indications to that participation must be noted in the resident's record at the nursing facility. The activity program coordinator, with an interdisciplinary team, shall develop the resident's individual activity program. The activity program coordinator shall consult as necessary with an occupational or recreational therapist, unless the activity program coordinator meets the requirements of 42 C.F.R. 483.15(f)(2), revised as of October 1, 1991.(Eff. 11/19/83, Register 88; am 5/28/92, Register 122)
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