Restraint/Seclusion Interpretive Guidelines & Updated SOM Appendix A
The on-line SOM Hospital Appendix A requires revision to reflect changes in regulatory text adopted through rulemaking by
CMS, established interpretive guidance issued via previous Survey and Certification memoranda, new interpretive guidance for
the patients' rights rule at 42 CFR 482.13(e), (f) and (g), governing hospital use of restraint and seclusion, some minor
technical corrections, and revision of the Tag numbers to correspond to Tag numbers currently found in ASPEN and also to make
further refinements that will be captured in the next ASPEN release.