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Incident Reports: Proceed With Caution

Long term care facilities often question whether documentation of falls or other resident accidents at their facilities is necessary.  The answer really depends on the type of facility and the state of licensure. Federal public health regulations require skilled nursing facilities to notify family and the responsible party if there is an accident involving the resident that requires physician intervention.  42 C.F.R. §483.10(11)(i)(A).  These regulations also require skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities serving intellectually disabled individuals to report any instances of mistreatment, neglect or abuse, including injuries of an unknown source, to the proper agencies in accord with …

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