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Regulatory High-Risk Areas for Hospitals


With Nancy Ruzicka



Every year there is increasing risk for general acute and critical access hospitals (both accredited and non-accredited) to be found out of compliance with one or more Conditions of Participation during a routine survey or a complaint investigation. Which areas are of highest risk for Condition Level deficiencies? This session reviews the areas of Infection Control, Patient Rights, Physical Environment and EMTALA where deficiencies in high level disinfection, abuse, suicide/ligature risk are the most common causes of Condition Level Deficiencies. What do hospitals need to do to prevent these deficiencies?