1. I'm a new DON in Massachusetts and I'm looking for a list of reportable events that need to be reported to DPH, and the time frame of when they need to be reported. Does anyone have a list??
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  3. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Any allegation of abuse- 2 hours to send the preliminary report.
    Any fall with fracture or major injury. 5 days
    A strike or walkout
    An allegation of misappropriation
    A med error with harm
    A crime that causes serious bodily injury... 2 hours and you have to also call the police
    A resident to resident altercation... and you have to call the police
    An injury of unknown origin
    Good luck as a new DON. Massachusetts has the strictest regs
  4. by   amoLucia
    Not sure, but I think you also have to notify them if there's a power outage (heat or AC)) or loss of water.

    A missing person.

    CCM - I might arm wrestle you for bragging rights to say New Jersey has the strictest.
  5. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Lol.. none of it is easy
    You're right... I forgot about elopement
    We don't report loss of power unless the generators fail
  6. by   BBRANRN2013
    Power outage longer then 4 hours