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.

The PoC must also be dated and signed by the administrator or other authorized official.