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55 Pa. Code § 52.17. Critical incident and risk management.

§ 52.17. Critical incident and risk management.

 (a)  The requirements in this chapter are in addition to the reporting requirements under Chapter 2380 or 2390 (relating to adult training facilities; and vocational facilities), 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11 (relating to older adult daily living centers) and 28 Pa. Code Chapters 601 and 611 (relating to home health care agencies; and home care agencies and home care registries).

 (b)  A provider shall report a critical incident involving a participant to the Department or the SCE, or both, on a form prescribed by the Department.

 (c)  A provider shall develop and implement written policies and procedures on the prevention, reporting, notification, investigation and management of critical incidents.

 (d)  A provider shall meet the risk management requirements as specified in the approved applicable waivers, including approved waiver amendments.

 (e)  If the Department requires additional follow-up information to a critical incident, then the provider shall submit additional information as requested to the Department.

 (f)  A provider shall reduce the number of preventable incidents. The methods used by the provider to reduce the number of preventable incidents shall be documented on the provider’s QMP.

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