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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

22VAC40-61-280. Health Care Supervision.

Part VI
Programs and Services

A. The center shall develop a policy and procedure for monitoring the health status of participants consistent with the particular characteristics and needs of the population served by the center.

B. The center shall provide supervision of participant schedules, care, and activities including attention to specialized needs, such as prevention of falls and wandering.

C. Each participant shall be continually observed and monitored for changes in health status including physical, social, emotional, and mental functioning. Changes shall be discussed with the participant, family, legal representative, physician, or others as appropriate. Documentation of the change and any notifications shall be made in the participant's record.

D. Measures of health status include:

1. Vital signs;

2. Weight;

3. Meal and fluid intake;

4. Elimination;

5. Skin integrity;

6. Behavior;

7. Cognition;

8. Functional ability; and

9. Special needs.

E. When the center identifies a need for a change in health care services, this shall be discussed with the participant, family, legal representative, physician, or others as appropriate and documented in the participant's record. The care plan shall be updated if necessary.

F. If the participant requires skilled or rehabilitative services, the center shall assist the participant and family in securing such services if necessary.

G. If skilled health care and rehabilitative services are provided at the center, the center shall ensure that such providers are licensed, certified, or registered as required by law. These services shall be provided in accordance with the physician or other health care professional's order.

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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