§ 201.14. Responsibility of licensee.
(a) The licensee is responsible for meeting the minimum standards for the operation of a facility as set forth by the Department and by other State and local agencies responsible for the health and welfare of residents.
(b) If the services are purchased for the administration or management of the facility, the licensee is responsible for insuring compliance with this subpart, and other relevant Commonwealth regulations.
(c) The licensee through the administrator shall report to the appropriate Division of Nursing Care Facilities field office serious incidents involving residents. As set forth in § 51.3 (relating to notification). For purposes of this subpart, references to patients in § 51.3 include references to residents.
(d) In addition to the notification requirements in § 51.3, the facility shall report in writing to the appropriate division of nursing care facilities field office:
(1) Transfers to hospitals as a result of injuries or accidents.
(2) Admissions to hospitals as a result of injuries or accidents.
(e) The administrator shall notify the appropriate division of nursing care facilities field office as soon as possible, or, at the latest, within 24 hours of the incidents listed in § 51.3 and subsection (d).
(f) Upon receipt of a strike notice, the licensee or administrator shall promptly notify the appropriate Division of Nursing Care Facilities field office and keep the Department apprised of the strike status and the measures being taken to provide resident care during the strike.
(g) A facility owner shall pay in a timely manner bills incurred in the operation of a facility that are not in dispute and that are for services without which the residents health and safety are jeopardized.
(h) The facility shall report to the Department, on forms issued by the Department, census, rate and program occupancy information as the Department may request.
The provisions of this § 201.14 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 § 201.14 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended February 11, 1977, effective February 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 437; amended April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1316; 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 (202320) to (202321).
Notes of Decisions
The Commonwealths pervasive regulation of the nursing home industry does not preempt a local school district from levying and collecting business privilege taxes from a private, for-profit nursing home. Rose View Manor, Inc. v. Williamsport, 630 A.2d 474 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1993); appeal denied 641 A.2d 591 (Pa. 1994).
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