Updated Guidance to Surveyors on Federal Requirements for Providing Services to Justice Involved Individuals
Revised 12.23.16-***Revised to remove the requirements for, and all references to, hospital specialty units to ensure that
hospitals are able to meet the unique security needs for justice involved individuals receiving treatment ***
Surveyor Guidance: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are clarifying requirements for providing services to
justice involved individuals in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), nursing facilities (NFs), hospitals, psychiatric hospitals,
critical access hospitals (CAHs), and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/IID).
Specifically, this guidance seeks to assure high quality care that is consistent with essential patient rights and safety
for all individuals.
• This policy memorandum replaces S&C: 16-21-ALL published May 03, 2016.