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Monday, November 5, 2018

Basic Congregate Living Standards/Regulations for California Licensed Facilities

1. a history and physical examination is due no more than five days prior to admission or no more than 72 hours post admission
2.  a patient evaluation - evaluate patient and review of orders for care and treatment on change of attending physicians
3.  a patient diagnosis
4.  Advice and Treat-advise, treat and determine levels of care needed specific to the individual needs of the patient
5.  Orders - written and signed orders for diet, care, diagnostics, tests, and treatments for patients by other caregivers
6.  Patient Record -Progress Notes  -  enter progress notes and other appropriate entries into the patient's record
7.  Alternate Coverage - when a physician is unavailable, an alternate physician is supplied and arranged


PHYSICIANS MUST SEE AND CHART A VISIT WITH THE PATIENT EACH 30 CALENDAR DAYS OR MORE FREQUENTLY BASED ON THE CONDITION  AND NEEDS OF THE PATIENT.

NOTE:  NURSING MAY PERFORM SOME OF THE PATIENT CARE SERVICES UNDER STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MEDICAL STAFF OR MEDICAL DIRECTOR IF NO ORGANIZED MEDICAL STAFF IS ACTIVE IN THE FACILITY.


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