Final Rule for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Nursing Facilities (NF)
The Interim Final Rule with comment Notification of Facility Closure was published in the Federal Register on Friday, February
18, 2011; the public has 60 days to comment on the interim final rule. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under
section 1128I (h) mandates specific procedures in the event of a SNF or (NF) closure. These procedures help protect the resident,
the resident's family, and visitors because they require the facility to provide an organized plan that allows the resident,
family, and visitors to make the necessary adjustments within a reasonable time frame.