Element 1 - Identified Individuals Affected
Element 1 states: "How the corrective action will be accomplished for individuals found to have been affected by the deficient practice."
Individual-centered deficiencies are violations of the requirements that must be met for each individual. The deficiency will include an identifier for each individual affected. (Identifiers are codes representing individuals whom surveyors identified as having been affected by the deficient practice.)
Examples of individual-centered deficiencies include failure to:
- provide individuals with training;
- protect the dignity of individuals;
- provide individuals with protection from harm; and
- adequately assess individuals.
Facilities must state what they have done for the identified individuals.