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Bureau of Certification

Timeframes for Reporting

 
HEALTH LICENSING
R61-17, Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes, Section B(7)
OMBUDSMAN
Section 43-35-5 Omnibus Adult Protection Act (State Statute)
CERTIFICATION
42 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 483, Subpart B- Staff Treatment of Residents(483.13(c))
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Section 43-35-5 Omnibus Adult Protection Act
(State Statute)
REPORTING
TIMEFRAMES
10 days
-in writing of the occurrence
24 hours or next
business day
-in writing or orally
Immediately (in accordance with Omnibus Adult Protection Act), but not to exceed 24 hours after discovery of the incident. Immediately, or in accordance with Section 43-35-5 Omnibus Adult Protection Act (State Statute)
TYPES OF ACCIDENTS/
INCIDENTS TO REPORT
SERIOUS INJURIES
Not limited to:
~fractures (major limbs or jounts)
~severe burns
~severe lacerations
~severe hematoma
~suspected abuse

ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS
RESULTING IN DEATH
Note: Serious injuries and accidents/incidents resulting in death must be reported whether the cause/source is known or unknown.
ABUSE
~physical
~psychological

NEGLECT

EXPLOITATION OF ADULT

Note: Injury of unknown source is not listed. An injury is reported to the Ombudsman when abuse is suspected. Physical abuse does not include altercations or acts of assault between vulnerable adults.
ABUSE
~physical     ~sexual
~verbal        ~mental
Note:no requirement to report resident-to-resident abuse

NEGLECT

INJURY OF UNKNOWN SOURCE*
*Must report within 24 hours MISAPPROPRIATION OF RESIDENT PROPERTY INVOLUNTARY SECLUSION
DEATHS

POSSIBLE ABUSE/NEGLECT

SEXUAL BATTERY

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

CASES INVOLVING TIME SENSITIVE EVIDENCE

Note: Exploitation, neglect, physical abuse may lead to criminal charges
FACILITY INVESTIGATION RESULTS SENT?
MAYBE
Note: All accidents/incidents shall be reviewed, investigated if necessary and evaluated in accordance with facility policy.
YES YES
Note: Results of thorough investigation are sent within 5 working days of the incident.
MAYBE
Local law enforcement
SLED