A deficiency is a failure on the part of the facility to meet a federal standard specified in SOM Appendix J.

The form CMS-2567, Statement of Deficiencies, specifies the deficient practice identified during a survey or investigation and supports the citation with evidence about how the facility failed to comply with federal requirements (W tags).

The DADS-3724 and the CMS-2567 are mailed to the facility within 10 business days from the date of exit.