4664.0500 Emergency Procedures


Published: 2015

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4664.0500 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.


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Subpart 1.

Applicability.

A hospice provider that operates a residential hospice facility must comply with this part.


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Subp. 2.

Emergency plan.

A residential hospice facility must maintain a written plan that specifies action and procedures for responding to emergency situations such as fire, severe weather, or a missing person. The plan must be developed with the assistance and advice of at least the local fire or rescue authority or any other appropriate resource persons. An accident or incident report must be maintained for at least one year.


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Subp. 3.

Education.

The emergency plan must be clearly communicated to all staff persons during orientation. Each staff person must be knowledgeable of and must implement the emergency plan. The emergency plan must include:

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assignment of persons to specific tasks and responsibilities in case of an emergency situation;


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B.

instructions relating to the use of alarm systems and signals;


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C.

systems for notification of appropriate persons outside of the facility;


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information on the location of emergency equipment in the facility; and


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E.

specification of evacuation routes and procedures.



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Subp. 4.

Emergency medical services.

A residential hospice facility must have current and up to date written protocols for appropriate services for medical emergencies. Staff must implement these protocols in medical emergencies.


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Subp. 5.

Fines.

For each violation of the following subparts, the stated fine shall be assessed:

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A.

subpart 2, $100;


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B.

subpart 3, $350; and


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C.

subpart 4, $300.