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§ 72381. Activity Program -Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 3. Required Services (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72381
§ 72381. Activity Program -Requirements.
(a) Patients shall be encouraged to participate in activities planned to meet their individual needs. An activity program shall have a written, planned schedule of social and other purposeful independent or group activities. The program shall be designed to make life more meaningful, to stimulate and support physical and mental capabilities to the fullest extent, to enable the patient to maintain the highest attainable social, physical and emotional functioning but not necessarily to correct or remedy a disability.
(b) The activity program shall consist of individual, small and large group activities which are designed to meet the needs and interests of each patient and which include, but are not limited to:
(1) Social activities.
(2) Indoor and out-of-doors activities, which may include supervised daily walks.
(3) Activities away from the facility.
(4) Religious programs.
(5) Opportunity for patient involvement for planning and implementation of the activity program.
(6) Creative activities.
(7) Educational activities.
(8) Exercise activities.
(c) Activities shall be available on a daily basis.
(d) The activity leader, at a minimum, shall:
(1) Develop, implement and supervise the activity program.
(2) Plan and conduct in-service training of the staff of the facility at least annually.
(3) Coordinate the activity schedule with other patient services.
(4) Maintain a current list of patients from the nursing service who are not physically able to participate in activities.
(5) Post the activity schedule conspicuously, in large visible print, for the information of patients and staff.
(6) Request and maintain equipment and supplies.
(7) Develop and maintain contacts with community agencies and organizations.
(8) Develop and implement activities for patients unable to leave their rooms.
(9) Maintain progress notes specific to the patient's activity plan which are recorded at least quarterly, and more frequently if needed, in the patient's health record.
(10) Maintain a current record of the type f frequency of activities provided and the names of patients participating in each activity.
(e) Where appropriate, the activity leader may recruit, train and supervise a volunteer program to assist with and augment the services of the activity program.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
22 CCR § 72381, 22 CA ADC § 72381
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