Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 51 Pa.B. 3586 (June 26, 2021).

55 Pa. Code § 6100.401. Types of incidents and timelines for reporting.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT


§ 6100.401. Types of incidents and timelines for reporting.

 (a)  The provider shall report the following incidents, alleged incidents and suspected incidents through the Department’s information management system within 24 hours of discovery by a staff person:

   (1)  Death.

   (2)  A physical act by an individual in an attempt to complete suicide.

   (3)  Inpatient admission to a hospital.

   (4)  Abuse, including abuse to an individual by another individual.

   (5)  Neglect.

   (6)  Exploitation.

   (7)  An individual who is missing for more than 24 hours or who could be in jeopardy if missing for any period of time.

   (8)  Law enforcement activity that occurs during the provision of a service or for which an individual is the subject of a law enforcement investigation that may lead to criminal charges against the individual.

   (9)  Injury requiring treatment beyond first aid.

   (10)  Fire requiring the services of the fire department. This provision does not include false alarms.

   (11)  Emergency closure.

   (12)  Theft or misuse of individual funds.

   (13)  A violation of individual rights.

 (b)  The provider shall report the following incidents, alleged incidents and suspected incidents through the Department’s information management system within 72 hours of discovery by a staff person:

   (1)  Use of a restraint.

   (2)  A medication error as specified in §  6100.466 (relating to medication errors), if the medication was ordered by a health care practitioner.

 (c)  The individual, and persons designated by the individual, shall be notified within 24 hours of discovery of an incident relating to the individual.

 (d)  The provider shall keep documentation of the notification in subsection (c).

 (e)  The incident report, or a summary of the incident, the findings and the actions taken, redacted to exclude information about another individual and the reporter, unless the reporter is the individual who receives the report, shall be available to the individual, and persons designated by the individual, upon request.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6100.466 (relating to medication errors); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.801 (relating to agency with choice); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.802 (relating to support coordination, targeted support management and base-funding support coordination); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.804 (relating to base-funding); and 55 Pa. Code §  6100.805 (relating to vendor goods and services).



No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.


This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.