Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-81.42 - State monitoring

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) State monitor. A state monitor:
a. Oversees the correction of deficiencies specified by the department of inspections and appeals at the facility site and protects the facility's residents from harm.
b. Is an employee or a contractor of the department of inspections and appeals.
c. Is identified by the department of inspections and appeals as an appropriate professional to monitor cited deficiencies.
d. Is not an employee of the facility.
e. Does not function as a consultant to the facility.
f. Does not have an immediate family member who is a resident of the facility to be monitored.
(2) Use of state monitor. A state monitor shall be used when the department of inspections and appeals has cited a facility with substandard quality of care deficiencies on the last three consecutive standard surveys.
(3) Discontinuance of state monitor State monitoring is discontinued when:
a. The facility has demonstrated that it is in substantial compliance with the requirement, and it will remain in compliance for a period of time specified by the department of inspections and appeals.
b. Termination procedures are completed.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-81.42

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