S.C. Code Regs. 126-820 - Factors for Sanctions

The factors to be considered in determining sanctions shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Seriousness of the deficiencies involves a determination of whether the deficiencies have a direct or indirect relationship to resident health, safety, and welfare and whether the deficiencies create conditions which present substantial threat or immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of residents.
B. Extent of deficiencies involves a determination of the number of requirements violated within a major category of requirements of participation in the Medicaid program and whether the number of patients potentially impacted is isolated, moderate, or widespread.
C. History of prior deficiencies involves a determination of whether the nursing facility has repeat or recurring deficiencies from a previous annual standard survey.


S.C. Code Regs. 126-820

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