Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-06-.11 - RECORDS AND REPORTS

(1) The nursing home shall report each case of communicable disease to the local county health officer in the manner provided by existing regulations. Failure to report a communicable disease may result in disciplinary action, including revocation of the facility's license.
(2) The nursing home shall report all incidents of abuse, neglect, and misappropriation to the Department of Health in accordance with T.C.A. § 68-11-211.
(3) The nursing home shall report the following incidents to the Department of Health in accordance with T.C.A. § 68-11-211.
(a) Strike by staff at the facility;
(b) External disasters impacting the facility;
(c) Disruption of any service vital to the continued safe operation of the nursing home or to the health and safety of its patients and personnel; and
(d) Fires at the nursing home that disrupt the provision of patient care services or cause harm to the patients or staff, or that are reported by the facility to any entity, including but not limited to a fire department charged with preventing fires.
(4) The nursing home shall retain legible copies of the following records and reports for thirty-six months following their issuance. They shall be maintained in a single file and shall be made available for inspection during normal business hours to any person who requests to view them:
(a) Local fire safety inspections;
(b) Local building code inspections, if any;
(c) Fire marshal reports;
(d) Department licensure and fire safety inspections and surveys;
(e) Federal Health Care Financing Administration surveys and inspections, if any;
(f) Orders of the Commissioner or Board, if any;
(g) Comptroller of the Treasury's audit reports and findings, if any; and,
(h) Maintenance records of all safety and patient care equipment.
1. Routine maintenance shall be administered according to the manufacture's recommended maintenance for the above equipment.
2. Ensure that facility staff or contract personnel are appropriately trained to conduct safety and patient care equipment inspections.
(5) A yearly statistical report, the "Joint Annual Report of Nursing Homes", shall be submitted to the Department. The forms are mailed to each nursing home by the Department each year. The forms shall be completed and returned to the Department as requested.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-06-.11
Original rule filed March 27, 1975; effective April 25, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed July 14, 1983; effective August 15, 1983. Amendment filed March 13, 1986; effective April 12, 1986. Amendment filed December 29, 1993; effective February 15, 1993. Repeal and new rule filed January 31, 2000; effective April 15, 2000. Amendment filed April 11, 2003; effective June 25, 2003. Amendment filed September 4, 2003; effective November 18, 2003. Amendment filed April 17, 2007; effective July 1, 2007. Amendments filed January 3, 2012; effective April 2, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 68-11-202, 68-11-204, 68-11-206, 68-11-207, 68-11-209, 68-11-210, 68-11-211, 68-11-213, and 68-11-804.

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