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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 61. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Adult Day Care Centers

22VAC40-61-250. Participant Record.

A. The center shall establish policies and procedures for documentation and recordkeeping to ensure that the information in participant records is accurate, clear, and well organized. The record shall contain all information, reports, and documents required by this chapter and other information relevant to the plan of care.

B. The following personal information shall be kept current for each participant:

1. Full name of participant, address, and telephone number;

2. Date of admission;

3. Birth date;

4. Marital status;

5. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least two family members, friends, or other designated people to be contacted in the event of illness or an emergency;

6. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the participant's local primary care provider, personal physician, any other health or social service provider, and the name of the preferred hospital in the event of an emergency;

7. Name, address, and telephone number of any legal representative and documentation regarding the scope of their representation;

8. Known allergies, if any;

9. Information regarding an advance directive or Do Not Resuscitate Order, if applicable;

10. Mental health, substance abuse, or behavioral concerns; and

11. A current photograph or narrative physical description of the participant, which shall be updated annually.

C. Participant records shall be retained at the center and kept in a locked area.

D. The center shall assure that all records are kept confidential and that information shall be made available only when needed for care of the participant and in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. All records shall be made available for inspection by the department's representative.

E. If the participant or legal representative consents in writing, records shall be shared with other centers or agencies for a specific purpose such as care coordination, referral for other services, or upon discharge.

F. Participants shall be allowed access to their own records. A legal representative of a participant shall be provided access to the participant's record or part of the record only as allowed within the scope of his legal authority.

G. The complete participant record shall be retained for at least two years after the participant leaves the center.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-1733 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 03, eff. December 29, 2019.

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