Analyzing the Specific Deficiency

What actions should a facility take given a deficient practice statement that says the following?

Based on interviews and record reviews, 2 of 4 sample individuals were started on psychoactive medication regimens for inappropriate behaviors before written informed consent was obtained.

W263 was cited.

Six of 6 individuals at this facility are on psychoactive medication regimens and could be affected and have the potential to receive medications without consent.

The facility's PoC should address the following questions:

Informed consent is required for all individuals taking psychotropic medication. The facility would need to document when the individuals' consents were obtained.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the possible items the facility would need to address.

 

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The purpose of first element of an acceptable PoC is for the facility to

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