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RULE §554.1920Operating Policies and Procedures

(a) The facility must have an administrative policy and procedure manual that outlines the general operating policies and procedures of the facility. The manual must include policies and procedures related to admission and admission agreements, resident care services, refunds, transfers and discharges, termination from Medicaid or Medicare participation in accordance with §19.2121 of this chapter (relating to General Provisions), receiving and responding to complaints and recommendations, and protection of a resident's personal property and civil rights. A copy of this manual must be made available for review upon request to each physician, staff member, resident, and resident's next of kin or guardian and to the public.

(b) The facility must have written personnel policies and procedures that are explained to employees during initial orientation and are readily available to them after that time.

(c) The facility must ensure that personnel records are correct and contain sufficient information to support placement in the assigned position (including a resume of training and experience). When appropriate, a current copy of the person's license or permit must be in the file.

(d) Upon request of HHSC, the facility must make available financial records to demonstrate the facility's compliance with applicable state laws and standards relating to licensing.

(e) A facility must develop, implement, and enforce a written policy that:

  (1) requires a facility employee who provides direct care to a resident with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder to successfully complete training in the provision of care to residents with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; and

  (2) ensures the care and services provided by a facility employee to a resident with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder meet the specific identified needs of the resident relating to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.

(f) The training required for facility employees under subsection (e)(1) of this section must include information about:

  (1) symptoms and treatment of dementia;

  (2) stages of Alzheimer's disease;

  (3) person-centered behavioral interventions; and

  (4) communication with a resident with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.

Source Note: The provisions of this §554.1920 adopted to be effective May 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 2393; amended to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1314; amended to be effective October 15, 1998, 23 TexReg 10496; amended to be effective October 31, 2013, 38 TexReg 7465; amended to be effective October 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 7189; transferred effective January 15, 2021, as published in the Texas Register December 11, 2020, 45 TexReg 8871

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