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New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules He-P §803.14

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“Duties and responsibilities under the division of public health services regulations”

A nursing home is responsible for meeting a variety of requirements including:

  • Complying with the patients’ bill of rights set forth in Revised Statutes of the State of New Hampshire §§ 151:19 to 151:21;
  • Monitoring the quality of care and service provided to residents on an ongoing basis;
  • Consider all residents to be competent and capable of making health care decisions unless the resident has a court-appointed guardian, has a durable power of attorney for health care, or is an un-emancipated minor;
  • Posting in a public area: a current license certificate; all inspection reports; a copy of the patients’ bill of rights; a copy of the nursing home’s policies and procedures regarding patient rights and responsibilities; a copy of the nursing home’s complaint procedure; and the nursing home’s floor plan for fire safety, evacuation and emergencies identifying the location of all fire exits;
  • Providing copies of clinical records to residents or a resident’s guardian or agent upon request;
  • Developing written policies and procedures regarding electronic records to protect residents’ privacy;
  • Reporting unusual incidents to the Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Providing a list to a resident of all known applicable charges and identify what care and services are included in the charge at the time of admission; and
  • Providing a resident written notice within 30 days for an increase in the cost or fees for any nursing home services.

Current as of June 2015