True, it is widely endorsed, which aligns the tasks with ST’s role in capturing the SLP component.
We may all agree the task can be conducted by whomever with the skills (Nurse, OT, ST, or SW). However, there are some factors that should be considered to maximize revenue:
A resident admitted on Friday night may not always be evaluated by the SLP until Monday. Considering a new environment, deconditioning post hospitalization / recuperating from a condition, BIMS conducted immediately upon admission may differ 2-3 days later when resident has acclimated.
“Sundowners” BIMS in am may not be the same in pm.
That said, it’s not really a matter of who conducts the BIMS but when.
Let us not, however, confuse this as a misrepresentation of the resident’s cognitive abilities for care delivery.