Nursing Home regulations State-by-State

  1. Nursing Home Regulations Plus, an in depth view of state-by state nursing home regulations.Have you ever wondered who the agency is that does the surveys in your LTC facility, contact info, regs and much more for each state, all on one site.

    http://www.hpm.umn.edu/NHRegsPlus/index.htm
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   squeakykitty
    This should be a sticky. That is a good informative link.
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    I actually did ask for this to be made into a sticky, maybe my message didn't get through, will ask again, thanks .
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Excellent! Consider this 'stickied'
  6. by   squeakykitty
    Thanks, mjlrn97. This is a really good link.
  7. by   Ginger45
    You can always ask your DON for the book on the Federal Guidelines and state guidelines. That would help you alot. As mentioned before there are sites for each state. You can even look as nursing home compare if you are considering a job somewhere. It will tell you the survey history, staffing ratios. The regulations are also on these sites.
  8. by   musicgirl
    Thank you for this information.
  9. by   PammyRN,CEN
    Thank You for the information it is so informative!
  10. by   BackfromRetirement
    Why is there no nation-wide set of rules? Learning the different laws from state to state is a mess. Standardizing the scope of practice and "rules of engagement" might be less confusing. State laws, requirements for licensure, all confuse nurses moving to a new location.
  11. by   traumajunkie63
    GREAT INFORMATION....this is what i needed to help me in my new job...thanks
  12. by   traumajunkie63
    Quote from BackfromRetirement
    Why is there no nation-wide set of rules? Learning the different laws from state to state is a mess. Standardizing the scope of practice and "rules of engagement" might be less confusing. State laws, requirements for licensure, all confuse nurses moving to a new location.

    i have to agree with you...and is exactly what i was talking about on another forum with general nursing....all hospitas, thier rules and regs, licensure are not the same amd now the NH. It iw almost like they do this so you get tripped up...Im new to this aspect of nursing so i guess i have my work cut out for me....
  13. by   NHPro
    There actually is a standardized set of rules for all nursing homes in the nation who are Medicare and/or Medicaid -certified. However, this is in addition to the state regs! Many of the state regs will match the federal regs almost exactly. Sometimes the state regs are a little more strict. Nursing Home Regulations are very complicated and often-times left up to the interpretation of the surveyor. You can always get a watermelon book to have a listing of all the federal regs.
  14. by   merrywhiterose
    Thirty patients per RN at a nursing home? Yep, that's what the ratio is where I work!

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