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- Sep 24, '09 by NurseLoveJoy88I work in assisted living and there is a LPN in the building for 16 hours mon-fri ( 7-3, 3-11), on the weekend the LPN is there from 7a-7p. The RN comes in once a week. And over night there is no nurse in the building just med techs and cnas.
- Dec 3, '09 by amglpnwow here they have nurse 24/7
- Dec 5, '09 by noc4senufEach state is different in any additions to the federal regs. The least you can have is 8 hours daily, but you always need to have an RN on-call if not in the building.
- Dec 16, '09 by susanthomas1954One federal reg that hasn't been mentioned is that if a hospice wants to admit a patient for respite or routine or general inpatient care, an RN must be in the building 24/7. The HOSPICE can be cited if they place a patient in a facility w/o 24 hr RN coverage.
- Dec 16, '09 by mortei believe CT is 24/7 in building
- Dec 16, '09 by noc4senufTHe requirement of 24 hours for inpatient hospice care is for "hospice" centers, not SNF's. An RN needs to complete the plan of care, and make routine visits but, not be there 24/7.