5122-33-19 Changes in residents' physical health and behavioral status; incidents.

(A) In the event of a significant change in physical health or behavioral status, the facility shall do all of the following:

(1) Take immediate and proper steps to see that the resident receives necessary intervention including, if needed, medical attention or transfer to an appropriate health care facility;

(2) Make a notation of the significant change in physical health or behavioral status and any intervention taken in the resident's record;

(3) Provide pertinent resident information to the person providing the intervention as soon as possible; and

(4) Immediately notify the resident's case manager and sponsor of the significant change in physical health or behavioral status and actions taken.

(B) As used in this paragraph, "incident" means any accident or episode involving a resident, staff member, or other individual in an ACF which presents a risk to the health, safety, or well-being of a resident of the facility. In the event of an incident, the facility shall do all of the following:

(1) Take immediate and proper steps to see that the resident or residents involved receive necessary intervention including, if needed, medical attention or transfer to an appropriate health care facility;

(2) As soon as possible, but no later than twenty-four hours after the incident, notify the resident's case manager(s) and sponsor(s) of the incident and subsequent actions taken;

(3) Investigate the incident and document the incident and the investigation. The documentation shall contain the names of individuals involved; the time, place, and date of the occurrence; a description of the incident; the probable cause; and the care provided or measures taken; and

(4) Notify the state department of mental health adult care facility program of the incident and results of the investigation within twenty-four hours if the incident resulted in actual harm to a resident or staff member or had significant impact on the facility's environmental or physical plant systems.

Effective: 02/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 02/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.79
Rule Amplifies: 5119.81
Prior Effective Dates: 5-6-1991 (Emer.), 8-4-1991, 9-5-1997, 10-15-2000, 6-1-2006, 10-1-2010