The Deadline Passed, This is Getting Serious
CMS is serious about enforcing the emergency preparedness conditions of participation
- Level 1 – No actual harm with potential for minimal harm
- Level 2 – No actual harm with a potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
- Levell 3 – Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
- Level 4 – Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
- Isolated: When one or a very limited number of residents or employees is/are affected and/or a very limited area or number of locations within the facility are affected;
- Pattern: When more than a very limited number of residents or employees are affected, and/or the situation has occurred in more than a limited number of locations but the locations are not dispersed throughout the facility;
- Widespread: When the problems causing the deficiency are pervasive (affect many locations) throughout the facility and/or represent a systemic failure that affected, or has the potential to affect, a large portion or all of the residents or employees.
What happens if you are found “deficient?”
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