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  198.510.  Disclosure required, by whom — licensing department, duties — department of health and senior services, duties. — 1.  Any facility which offers to provide or provides care for persons with Alzheimer's disease by means of an Alzheimer's special care unit or Alzheimer's special care program shall be required to disclose the form of care or treatment provided that distinguishes that unit or program as being especially applicable, or suitable for persons with Alzheimer's or dementia.  The disclosure shall be made to the department which licenses the facility, agency or center giving the special care.  At the time of admission of a patient requiring treatment rendered by the Alzheimer's special care program, a copy of the disclosure made to the department shall be delivered by the facility to the patient and the patient's next of kin, designee, or guardian.  The licensing department shall examine all such disclosures in the department's records and verify the information on the disclosure for accuracy as part of the facility's regular license renewal procedure.

  2.  The department of health and senior services shall develop a single disclosure form to be completed by the facility, agency or center giving the special care.  The information required to be disclosed by subsection 1 of this section on this form shall include, if applicable, an explanation of how the care is different from the rest of the facility in the following areas:

  (1)  The Alzheimer's special care unit's or program's written statement of its overall philosophy and mission which reflects the need of residents afflicted with dementia;

  (2)  The process and criteria for placement in, transfer or discharge from, the unit or program;

  (3)  The process used for assessment and establishment of the plan of care and its implementation, including the method by which the plan of care evolves and is responsive to changes in condition;

  (4)  Staff training and continuing education practices;

  (5)  The physical environment and design features appropriate to support the functioning of cognitively impaired adult residents;

  (6)  The frequency and types of resident activities;

  (7)  The involvement of families and the availability of family support programs;

  (8)  The costs of care and any additional fees; and

  (9)  Safety and security measures.


(L. 1996 H.B. 781 § 3, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

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