S&C: 12-47-NH dated September 27, 2012.
Revisions: Additional revisions have been made to Surveyor Guidance at F tag 155 in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) and the associated training slides since the release of S&C 12-47 on September 27, 2012. The revisions include:
o Removal of the term “right to accept” when referring to medical and surgical treatment.
o Addition of guidance specific to experimental research.
o Clarification that §483.10(b)(8) applies only to adult residents and not all residents regardless of age.
o Addition of definition for “Investigational or experimental drugs.”
o Updating the Investigative Protocol.
o Updating the Power Point training slides.
• Advance Copy Interpretive Guidelines: Revised advance copy of surveyor guidance is included in this memorandum.
• Power Points: The revised Power Point training material with speaker notes is provided.