Element 5 - "Reasonable" Date of Completion
Even though the amount of time for correction should vary depending on the nature of the deficiency, there are other considerations.
According to the State Operations Manual, 2728B, a "reasonable period of time" to achieve compliance is generally no longer than 60 calendar days. The correction date certainly could be fewer or greater than 60 days after the survey, depending on the circumstances of the deficiency.
- However, DADS/CMS will not routinely accept 60-day time frames for compliance when a deficiency can reasonably be corrected before that date.
The PoC must also be dated and signed by the administrator or other authorized official.