Does your facility have a Compliance Director? If not, does your leadership know about Unusual Incident Reporting Requirements? The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) refers to this as an UNUSUAL INCIDENT/INJURY/DEATH REPORT, while the Joint Commission (JCAHO) calls them Sentinel Events. There are many scenarios that require a formal report to your supervising agencies. And not reporting them can lead to serious problems for your facility. I believe the term “CYA” was created specifically for addiction treatment facilities.
Preparing for Facility and City-Wide Disasters
Sick, AGAIN! Who has time to take three days off, in bed, miserable, while the list of tasks you are supposed to be handling run through your head? It is horrible when a bad cold or flu spreads through your staff, and participants. The good news is, there are some very simple procedures you can implement to lower the chances of this happening.