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Requirements for Adult Care Facility Resident Care, Services and Charges – N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law § 461-c

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Persons must provide an adult care facility with a medical report upon their admission to such a facility. The report must state that a “physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner” has examined the person, that the person does not need long term care in a hospital or residential facility, and that the person’s medical condition does not hinder their ability to live in the facility. The medical report must also contain the person’s medical history, medication regimen, and recommendations regarding diet, exercise, and their need for further medical exams. 


Adult care facility residents must receive a physical exam “at least annually” and provide the facility with a report containing the aforementioned information after each physical exam. 


If an adult care resident spends time in a hospital or residential health facility, the adult care facility must, upon the resident’s discharge, obtain a statement from the discharging facility that the resident is fit to return to the adult care facility as well as information regarding the reason for their hospitalization and medication and treatment plans that the resident must follow. 

Current as of June 2015