(a) Each facility community-based services shall develop separate clinical peer review and administrative review procedures consistent with this subchapter to be implemented at the time that a determination has been made to conduct a death review. (b) When appropriate, the facility CEO or designee shall notify the deceased's personal representative (primary or emergency correspondent(s)) of the death; provide an explanation of the relevant facts related to the death; and inform him or her of his or her right to examine the deceased's medical information relevant to the death, death certificate, and autopsy findings, if any. A physician shall request consent to conduct an autopsy when appropriate. (c) Immediately after determination of the need to conduct an administrative death review, the facility CEO shall be responsible for ensuring that the completed reporting form (§405.264 of this title (relating to Facility Campus-Based Programs: Actions Taken upon the Death of Person Served) as (Exhibit A is faxed to the Office of Medical Services, central office, which shall be responsible for immediately transmitting the information to the appropriate deputy commissioner. The facility CEO should also initiate direct phone contact with the appropriate deputy commissioner or designee when warranted.
Source Note: The provisions of this §405.265 adopted to be effective June 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 2133