§ 19-1413. Notice regarding closure, public funding, accidents, or significant changes
- Each nursing home shall:
- (1) Establish a procedure to provide for the smooth and orderly transfer of residents in the event of closure;
- (2) Provide a 30-day notice to residents and their families or guardians prior to closure of the nursing home unless the Department waives the notice requirement;
- (3) Provide a 15-day notice to residents and their families or guardians prior to termination of public funding unless the Department waives the notice requirement; and
- (4) Immediately notify, if known, a resident’s family or guardian of:
- (i) An accident involving the resident which results in injury and has the potential for requiring physician intervention;
- (ii) A significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status; or
- (iii) A need to alter the resident’s treatment significantly.
HISTORY: 2000, chs. 217, 218; 2002, ch. 47.
(a) A nursing home that violates § 19-1413(2) of this subtitle is subject to a civil money penalty not exceeding expenses incurred by the Office of Health Care Quality in ensuring a smooth and orderly transition of residents, including payroll expenses.
(b) If a civil money penalty is imposed on a nursing home under subsection (a) of this section, the nursing home is subject to § 19-1406 of this subtitle
HISTORY: 2002, ch. 47.
§19–1414. Applicant license review
The Department may review financial and performance records of an applicant for a license or management firm under contract with an applicant for a license to determine ability of the applicant or management firm to comply with appropriate laws and regulations.