75-03-25-15 - Statewide uniform reporting system
75-03-25-15. Statewide uniform reporting system
1. The department shall establish a statewide uniform reporting system to collect and analyze information on complaints and conditions in long-term care facilities.
2. The department shall conduct the following actions through the statewide uniform reporting system:
a. Maintain and publicize the availability of a statewide toll-free telephone number for the reporting of complaints regarding long-term care issues;
b. Coordinate the receipt, investigation, referral, and resolution of complaints;
c. Maintain statistical information;
d. Compile and mail a statistical report to other agencies as required;
e. Gather and disseminate information regarding issues facing long-term care facilities;
f. Assist in the development of administrative and legislative proposals for improving the quality of life and care of a long-term care resident of a long-term care facility; and
g. File an annual report that includes a summary of cases, information and referral requests, and long-term care issues.
3. No information maintained in the statewide uniform reporting system shall be disclosed for the purpose of rating or comparing services provided by individual long-term care facilities.(Effective March 1, 1997.)
General Authority: NDCC 50-10.1-03(8); 42 U.S.C. 3011, et seq.
Law Implemented: NDCC 50-10.1-03(8), 50-10.1-06
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