DAR File No. 42000
This rule was published in the September 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
Small Health Care Facility - Type N
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 42000
Filed: 08/07/2017 10:45:52 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule amendment is to define which Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification courses can be utilized to obtain CPR Certification, and to amend incorrect references and wording. The Health Facility Committee reviewed and approved these rule amendments on 05/10/2017.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule amendment defines which courses can be utilized to certify Small Health Care Facility - Type N staff in CPR. This amendment also corrects many outdated references and corrects errors.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Title 26, Chapter 21
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the state budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the local government budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the small businesses budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses, individuals, local governments, and persons that are not small businesses because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to affected persons because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There will be no fiscal impact on business.
Joseph Miner, MD, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Joseph Miner, Executive Director
R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.
R432-300. Small Health Care Facility - Type N.
(1) Refer to common definitions R432-1-3, in addition;
"Dependent" means a person who meets one or all of the following criteria:
(a) requires inpatient hospital or 24 hour continual nursing care that will last longer than 15 calender days after the day on which the nursing care begins;
(b) is unable to evacuate from the facility without the physical assistance of two persons.
3]) "Health care setting" means a health care
facility or agency, either public or private, that is involved in
the provision or delivery of nursing care.
4]) "Licensed health care professional" means a
registered nurse, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or
physician licensed by the Utah Department of Commerce who has
education and experience to assess and evaluate the health care
needs of a resident.
5]) "Owner or licensee" means a licensed nurse who
resides in the facility and provides daily direct care during
daytime hours to residents in the facility as opposed to simply
working a duty shift in the facility.
6]) "Semi-independent" means a person who is:
(a) physically disabled, but able to direct his own care; or
(b) cognitively impaired or physically disabled, but able to evacuate from the facility with the physical assistance of one person.
7]) "Significant change" means a major change in a
resident's status that is not self-limiting, impacts on more
than one area of the resident's health status, and requires
interdisciplinary review or revision of the service plan.
8]) "Small Health Care Facility - Type N" means a
home or a residence occupied by the licensee, who is a licensed
nurse, that provides protected living arrangements plus nursing
care and services on a daily basis for two to three individuals
unrelated to the licensee.
R432-300-8. Administration and Organization.
(1) The licensee is responsible for compliance with Utah law and licensing requirements, management, operation, and control of the facility.
(2) The licensee is responsible to establish and implement facility policies and procedures. Policies and procedures must reflect current facility practice.
(3) The licensee must be a licensed nurse
with at least two years experience working in a health care
setting, and must provide nursing coverage on a daily basis during
daytime hours of operation.[
Facilities licensed prior to July 1, 1998, that do not have
a licensed nurse residing in the facility, must provide 24 hour
certified nurse aide coverage.]
(4) The licensee must employ sufficient staff to meet the needs of the residents.
(5) All employees must be 18 years of age, and successfully complete an orientation program in order to provide personal care and demonstrate competency.
(a) The licensee must orient employees to the residents' daily routine and train employees to assist the residents in activities of daily living.
(b) Employees must be registered, certified or licensed as required by the Utah Department of Commerce.
(c) Registration, licenses and certificates must be current, filed in the personnel files, and presented to the licensee within 45-days of employment.
(6) The licensee is responsible to establish and implement written policies and procedures for a personnel health program to protect the health and safety of personnel and clients.
(a) Each employee must, upon hire, complete a health evaluation that includes a health inventory.
(b) The health inventory must document the employee's health history of the following:
(i) conditions that predispose the employee to acquiring or transmitting infectious diseases; and
(ii) conditions which may prevent the employee from performing certain assigned duties satisfactorily.
(c) Employee skin testing by the Mantoux Method or other FDA approved in-vitro serologic test and follow up for tuberculosis shall be done in accordance with R388-804, Special Measures for the Control of Tuberculosis.
(i) The licensee shall ensure that all employees are skin-tested for tuberculosis within two weeks of:
(A) initial hiring;
(B) suspected exposure to a person with active tuberculosis; and
(C) development of symptoms of tuberculosis.
(ii) Skin testing shall be exempted for all employees with known positive reaction to skin tests.
(d) The licensee must report all infections and communicable diseases reportable by law to the local health department in accordance with R386-702-2.
R432-300-13. Nursing Care.
(1) Each Type N facility must provide nursing care services to meet the needs of the residents.
(2) A licensed nurse must be on-site working directly with residents on a daily basis in accordance with each resident's care plan and individual needs.
(3) Nursing practice must be in accordance
with the Utah Nurse Practice Act[
Section] 58-31b[ -
(4) Licensed nurses have the following responsibilities:
(a) direct the implementation of physician's orders;
(b) develop and implement an individualized care plan for each resident within seven calender days of admission, and direct the delivery of nursing care, treatments, procedures, and other services to meet the needs of the residents;
(c) review and update at least every six months the health care needs of each resident admitted to the facility and develop resident care plans according to the resident's needs and the physician's orders;
(d) review each resident's medication regimen as needed and immediately after medication changes to ensure accuracy;
(e) ensure that nursing notes describe the care rendered including the resident's response;
(f) supervise staff to assure they perform restorative measures in their daily care of residents;
(g) teach and coordinate resident care and rehabilitative care to promote and maintain optimal physical and mental functioning of the resident; and
(h) plan and conduct documented orientation and in-service programs for staff.
(5) The licensed nurse must develop and maintain a current health services policy and procedure manual that is to be reviewed and updated by the licensed nurse at least annually.
(a) The manual must be accessible to all staff and be available for review by the Department.
(b) The policy and procedure manual must address the following:
(iii) enema administration;
(iv) decubitus prevention and care;
(v) bed making;
(vi) isolation procedures;
(vii) blood sugar monitoring procedures;
(viii) telephone orders;
(x) rehabilitative nursing;
(xi) diets and feeding residents;
(xii) oral hygiene and denture care;
(xiii) medication administration;
(xiv) Alzheimer's/dementia care;
(xv) universal precautions and blood-borne pathogens; and
(xvi) housekeeping and cleaning procedures.
(6) Each resident's care plan must include measures to prevent and reduce incontinence.
(a) The licensed nurse must assess each resident to determine the resident's ability to participate in a bowel and bladder management program.
(b) An individualized plan for each incontinent resident shall begin within two weeks of the initial assessment.
(c) The licensed nurse must document a weekly evaluation of the resident's performance in the bowel/bladder management program.
(d) Fluid intake and output must be recorded for each resident and evaluated at least weekly when ordered by a physician or nurse.
(7) The licensee must ensure that staff are trained in rehabilitative nursing.
(a) The licensee must provide daily and document rehabilitative nursing services for residents who require such services.
(b) Rehabilitative nursing services shall include the following:
(i) turning and positioning of residents as per physician's or nurse's orders;
(ii) assisting residents to ambulate;
(iii) improving resident's range of motion;
(iv) restorative feeding;
(v) bowel and bladder retraining;
(vi) teaching residents self-care skills;
(vii) teaching residents transferring skills; and
(viii) taking measures to prevent secondary disabilities such as contractures and decubitus ulcers.
R432-300-16. First Aid.
(1) The licensee must ensure that at least
one staff person is on duty at all times who has training in basic
first aid, the Heimlich maneuver, certification in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, and emergency procedures to ensure that each
resident receives prompt first aid as needed.[
First aid training refers to any basic first aid course
approved by the American Red Cross or Utah Emergency Medical
(2) The licensee must ensure that a first aid kit is available at a specified location in the facility.
(3) The licensee must ensure that a current edition of a basic first aid manual approved by the American Red Cross, the American Medical Association, or a state or federal health agency is available at a specified location in the facility.
(4) Each facility must have an OSHA approved clean-up kit for blood borne pathogens.
Any person who violates any provision of
this rule may be subject to the penalties enumerated in 26-21-11
6] and be punished for violation of a class A misdemeanor as
provided in Section 26-21-16.
KEY: health care facilities
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 1, 2011]
Notice of Continuation: September 15, 2016
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-21-5; 26-21-16
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.