Revisions: Revisions have been made to Surveyor Guidance at F tag 155 in Appendix PP of the SOM, to include resident’s rights
o Establish Advance Directives; and
o Accept or decline treatments.
• Advance Copy Interpretive Guidelines: Advance copy of surveyor guidance revision is included in this memorandum.
• Power Points: Power Point Training material with speaker notes for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional
Offices (ROs) and State Survey Agencies (SAs) to be used to train surveyors on this revision to F tag 155 in the SOM are provided.