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Subpart 1.

General requirements.

A nursing home must have an organized social services department or program to provide medically related social services to each resident. A nursing home must make referrals to or collaborate with outside resources for a resident who is in need of additional mental health, substance abuse, or financial services.

Subp. 2.

Social worker.

A nursing home must employ a qualified social worker or a social services designee. A nursing home with more than 120 beds must have at least one filled qualified social worker position. The person or persons filling the qualified social worker position must be assigned full time to the social services of the nursing home and must fill at least one full-time equivalent position of at least 35 hours per week.

Subp. 3.

Admission history and assessment.

A psychosocial history and assessment must be completed for each new resident within 14 days after admission. The psychosocial history and assessment must contain sufficient information related to the resident's condition to develop care planning goals based on that resident's needs and strengths and may be used as a part of the comprehensive resident assessment required by part 4658.0400. The psychosocial history and assessment must be included in the resident's clinical record.

Subp. 4.

Updating the assessment.

The psychosocial assessment must be reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary.

Subp. 5.

Providing social services.

Social services must be provided on the basis of identified social service needs of each resident, according to the comprehensive resident assessment and comprehensive plan of care described in parts 4658.0400 and 4658.0405.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08


21 SR 196

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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Revisor of Statutes