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Subpart 1.

Physical examination.

A resident must have a current admission medical history and complete physical examination performed and recorded by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner within five days before or within seven days after admission.

Subp. 2.

Admission orders.

A nursing home must have physician orders for a resident's admission and immediate care at the time of admission.

Subp. 3.

Frequency of physician evaluations.


A resident must be evaluated by a physician at least once every 30 days for the first 90 days after admission, and then whenever medically necessary. A physician visit is considered timely if it occurs within ten days after the date the visit was required.


Except as provided in this item, all required physician visits must be made by the physician personally. At the option of the physician, required visits after the initial visit may alternate between personal visits by the physician and visits by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner according to parts 5600.2600 to 5600.2670, chapters 6330 and 6340, and Minnesota Statutes, sections 147.34 and 148.235.

Subp. 4.

Physician visits.

At each visit, a physician or physician's designee must:


review the resident's comprehensive plan of care, including medications and treatments, and progress notes;


write, sign, and date physician progress notes; and


sign and date all orders.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08; 256B.431


20 SR 303

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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Revisor of Statutes