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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department Of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
4/12/2021

12VAC35-105-720. Health care policy.

Article 4
Medical Management

A. The provider shall implement a policy, appropriate to the scope and level of service that addresses provision of adequate and appropriate medical care. This policy shall describe how:

1. Medical care needs will be assessed including circumstances that will prompt the decision to obtain a medical assessment.

2. Individualized services plans will address any medical care needs appropriate to the scope and level of service.

3. Identified medical care needs will be addressed.

4. The provider will manage medical care needs or respond to abnormal findings.

5. The provider will communicate medical assessments and diagnostic laboratory results to the individual and authorized representative, as appropriate.

6. The provider will keep accessible to staff and contractors on duty the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the individual's medical and dental providers.

7. The provider will ensure a means for facilitating and arranging, as appropriate, transportation to medical and dental appointments and medical tests, when services cannot be provided on site.

B. The provider shall implement written policies to identify any individuals who are at risk for falls and develop and implement a fall prevention and management plan and program for each at risk individual.

C. Providers of residential or inpatient services shall provide or arrange for the provision of appropriate medical care. Providers of other services shall define instances when they shall provide or arrange for appropriate medical and dental care and instances when they shall refer the individual to appropriate medical care.

D. The provider shall implement written infection control measures including the use of universal precautions.

E. The provider shall report outbreaks of infectious diseases to the Department of Health pursuant to § 32.1-37 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. December 7, 2011.

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