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28 Pa. Code § 211.2. Physician services.

§ 211.2. Physician services.

 (a)  The attending physician shall be responsible for the medical evaluation of the resident and shall prescribe a planned regimen of total resident care.

 (b)  The facility shall have available, prior to or at the time of admission, resident information which includes current medical findings, diagnoses and orders from a physician for immediate care of the resident. The resident’s initial medical assessment shall be conducted no later than 14 days after admission and include a summary of the prior treatment as well as the resident’s rehabilitation potential.

 (c)  A facility shall have a medical director who is licensed as a physician in this Commonwealth and who is responsible for the overall coordination of the medical care in the facility to ensure the adequacy and appropriateness of the medical services provided to the residents. The medical director may serve on a full- or part-time basis depending on the needs of the residents and the facility and may be designated for single or multiple facilities. There shall be a written agreement between the physician and the facility.

 (d)  The medical director’s responsibilities shall include at least the following:

   (1)  Review of incidents and accidents that occur on the premises and addressing the health and safety hazards of the facility. The administrator shall be given appropriate information from the medical director to help insure a safe and sanitary environment for residents and personnel.

   (2)  Development of written policies which are approved by the governing body that delineate the responsibilities of attending physicians.


   The provisions of this §  211.2 amended under section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §  448.803); and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  532(g)).


   The provisions of this §  211.2 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (240322) to (240324).

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