Interagency Board for Quality Assurance
Function: No later than January 1, 1984, the board shall develop and recommend implementation and enforcement of an effective system to ensure quality of care in each nursing home in the state. Quality of care includes evaluating, using the resident's care plan, whether the resident's ability to function is optimized and should not be measured solely by the number or amount of services provided.
The board shall assist the commissioner of health in ensuring that inspections and reinspections of nursing homes are conducted with a frequency and in a manner calculated to most effectively and appropriately fulfill its quality assurance responsibilities and achieve the greatest benefit to nursing home residents.
The board shall prepare a report and the commissioners of health and public welfare shall deliver this report to the legislature no later than January 15, 1984, on the board's proposals and progress on implementation of the methods required under subdivisions 2, 3, and 4. The commissioners shall recommend changes in or additions to legislation necessary or desirable to fulfill their responsibilities.
The board shall prepare an annual report and the commissioners shall deliver this report annually to the legislature, beginning in January, 1985, on the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this section.
Nursing Homes, Interagency Board for Quality Assurance in
The commissioners of health and public welfare shall establish, by July 1, 1983, an interagency board of employees of their respective departments who are knowledgeable and employed in the areas of long-term care, geriatric care, long-term care facility inspection, or quality of care assurance. The number of interagency board members shall not exceed seven; three members each to represent the commissioners of health and public welfare and one member to represent the commissioner of public safety in the enforcement of fire and safety standards in nursing homes.
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