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28 Pa. Code § 211.10. Resident care policies.

§ 211.10. Resident care policies.

 (a)  Resident care policies shall be available to admitting physicians, sponsoring agencies, residents and the public and shall reflect an awareness of, and provision for, meeting the total medical, nursing, mental and psychosocial needs of residents.

 (b)  The policies shall be reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary.

 (c)  The policies shall be designed and implemented to ensure that each resident receives treatments, medications, diets and rehabilitative nursing care as prescribed.

 (d)  The policies shall be designed and implemented to ensure that the resident receives proper care to prevent pressure sores and deformities; that the resident is kept comfortable, clean and well-groomed; that the resident is protected from accident, injury and infection; and that the resident is encouraged, assisted and trained in self-care and group activities.


   The provisions of this §  211.10 amended under sections 102, 201(12), 601, 801.1 and 803 of Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. § §  448.102, 448.201(12), 448.601, 448.801a and 448.803); and section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  532(a) and (g)).


   The provisions of this §  211.10 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; amended December 23, 2022, effective July 1, 2023, 52 Pa.B. 8098. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (287199) to (287200).

Notes of Decisions


   The transfer of a nursing home patient from an immediate care facility to a domiciliary care facility was proper as the decision to transfer was based on documentation in the clinical record which included the attending physician’s statement and consideration was given to the patient’s mental and psychological well being as well. Grkman v. Department of Public Welfare, 637 A.2d 761 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1994).

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