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.
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.
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.
The psychosocial assessment must be reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary.
21 SR 196
October 11, 2007
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes