S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.400 - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. The facility shall maintain written policies and procedures addressing the manner in which the requirements of this regulation shall be met. The written policies and procedures shall be implemented and reflect current facility practice regarding care, treatment, procedures, services, record keeping and reporting, admission and transfer, physician services, nursing services, social services, patient rights and assurances, medication management, pharmaceutical services, meal service operations, emergency procedures, fire prevention, maintenance, housekeeping and infection control, operation of the facility, and other special care and procedures as identified in this section. The policies and procedures shall address the provision of any special care offered by the facility that would include how the facility shall meet the specialized needs of the affected patients. The facility shall have written policies and procedures to address patient exit-seeking and elopement, including prevention and actions to be taken in the event of occurrence, and to control the use and application of physical restraints and all facility practices that meet the definition of a restraint. (II)
B. All policies and procedures shall be accessible to facility staff, printed or electronically, at all times.
C. The facility shall establish a time period for review, not to exceed two (2) years, of all policies and procedures, and such reviews shall be documented and signed by the administrator.


S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.400
Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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