(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.
nursing home shall report all incidents of abuse, neglect, and misappropriation
to the Department of Health in accordance with T.C.A. §
The nursing home shall report the
following incidents to the Department of Health in accordance with T.C.A.
(a) Strike by staff at the
(b) External disasters
impacting the facility;
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.
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
(b) Local building
code inspections, if any;
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
(g) Comptroller of the
Treasury's audit reports and findings, if any; and,
Maintenance records of all safety and
patient care equipment.
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
(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. &
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,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
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.