Element 1 - Deficiencies that DO NOT Include Identifiers

Element 1 also applies to deficiencies/violations that do not include specific identifiers; in other words, the deficiencies do not affect specifically identified individuals.

However these are deficiencies/violations of certain operational requirements that have the potential to affect all individuals of the facility. All individuals of the facility would be identified.

Examples of deficiencies/violations without identifiers include failure to:

If no individuals are identified, then facilities must state what they have done about the identified issue(s).