1st Component - The Regulatory Reference
The regulatory reference includes the survey tag (W tag, K tag, M tag, or S tag); indicates the references, i.e., CFR, Life Safety Code (LSC), or TAC, and describes the requirements that are to be met by the facility.
Example of a regulatory reference:
W251 – §483.440(d)(3), Program Implementation
- "Except for those facets of the individual program plan that must be implemented only by licensed personnel, each client's individual program plan must be implemented by all staff who work with the client, including professional, paraprofessional, and nonprofessional staff."