Crimes Against Persons List

Crimes Against Persons List

  • Crimes Against Persons List

On January 1, 2017, revisions to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) resulted in changes to the list of disqualifying crimes.

 

For example:

Involuntary Manslaughter, prior to January 1, 2017, could have been a Class A or B felony under Chapter 565, making it a disqualifying crime. On January 1, 2017, the classification of Involuntary Manslaughter was changed to a C or E felony, making it no longer disqualifying. Any A or B felony conviction of Involuntary Manslaughter prior to January 1, 2017 remains disqualifying.

 

Criminal Water Contamination was listed as a disqualifying crime in RSMo Chapter 569 prior to January 1, 2017. On January 1, 2017, it was moved to RSMo Chapter 577, making it no longer disqualifying. However, convictions prior to January 1, 2017, remain disqualifying.

 

Because of the potential confusion, SLCR is removing the list of disqualifying crimes from the website. Providers must review the criminal background check to determine if the crime is disqualifying. Disqualifying crimes are any A or B felony violation of Chapter 565, 566 or 569, RSMo, or any violation of subsection 3 of section 198.070, RSMo, or of section 568.020, RSMo.

 

  • Good Cause Waiver

An individual who has been disqualified from employment with any Long Term Care provider type has the right to apply for a Good Cause Waiver (GCW), which, if granted, would not correct or remove the finding, but would remove the hiring restriction and allow the individual to be employed. This includes those individuals who have committed a disqualifying crime and thus have been disqualified from employment in a regulated nursing home. More information about Good Cause Waivers can be found on the DHSS website at:  http://health.mo.gov/safety/goodcausewaiver/.

 

If a provider has a question about a disqualifying crime or Good Cause Waivers, please feel free to contact the Section at 573-522-6228.

IRF, LTCH, SNF QRP: Registration Open for Review and Correct Reports Provider Training – Live Webcast on May 2, 2017

IRF, LTCH, SNF QRP: Registration Open for Review and Correct Reports Provider Training – Live Webcast on May 2, 2017

CMS is hosting a live webcast for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30  p.m. ET.

 

This training will assist providers in better understanding how Review and Correct Reports fit within the overall Quality Reporting Programs. Additionally, the training will provide information about re-submitting data to correct errors prior to the quarterly submission deadlines to ensure the accuracy of the data which will ultimately be publicly displayed.

Visit the following webpages for more information and to register:

 

IRF Quality Reporting Training:  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/IRF-Quality-Reporting/IRF-Quality-Reporting-Training.html

 

LTCH Quality Reporting Training webpage

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/LTCH-Quality-Reporting/LTCH-Quality-Reporting-Training.html

 

SNF Quality Reporting Training webpage

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Training.html

S&C Memo: 17-25-NH: Electronic Staffing Submission – Payroll-Based Journal Update

S&C Memo: 17-25-NH: Electronic Staffing Submission – Payroll-Based Journal Update

Memorandum Summary

  • Mandatory staffing data submission through the Payroll-Based Journal began July 1, 2016. Providers are reminded that they have until the 45th day after the end of each quarter to submit data.
  • To help providers improve their submissions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing feedback on each facility’s data through their monthly Provider Preview reports.
  • The Nursing Home Compare website now reflects whether providers have submitted data by the required deadline. Additionally, providers that have not submitted any data for two consecutive deadlines will have their overall and staffing star ratings suppressed.
  • We are updating the data submission requirements related to hire and termination dates, and converting three job codes as optional for submission.

Please see the memo attached for more details or visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-25.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=1&DLSortDir=descending.

Farewell to Kristen Edwards

Farewell to Kristen Edwards

Kristen Edwards has accepted a position outside state government and will be leaving the Section on May 1.  We will definitely miss Kristen and appreciate the fine work she has done for us.  Shelly Williamson will serve as the Section’s Interim Administrator until the position is filled.

New Vulnerable Citizens Services Unit Within Securities Division

New Vulnerable Citizens Services Unit Within Securities Division

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that the Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State is boosting investor protection and education through the formation of its new Vulnerable Citizens Services unit.

 

Please see the Securities Release attached for more details.

S&C 17-22-ALL: Save the Date- Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Conference Call National Provider Call (NPC) for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

S&C 17-22-ALL: Save the Date- Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Conference Call National Provider Call (NPC) for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN will host a NPC for the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule.
  • The calls are open to providers, suppliers, State Survey Agencies (SAs), Regional Offices (ROs) and the general public.
  • CMS has received multiple requests by providers, suppliers, States and associations to present at annual conferences regarding the new final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. Due to the large number of speaking requests, CMS is offering an additional learning session through the MLN. During the additional session, we will provide an overview of the final rule and discuss the requirements for meeting the training and testing requirements by the implementation date of November 15, 2016.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm ET

Topic: Review of provisions and focus on Training and Testing Requirements

 

Please see the attached memo or you may visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-22.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=1&DLSortDir=descending.

S&C 17-21-ALL: Information to Assist Providers and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

S&C 17-21-ALL: Information to Assist Providers and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

  • Information for Implementation: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing information to assist providers and suppliers in meeting the Training and Testing requirements of the new Emergency Preparedness Final Rule that was published on September 16, 2016 (81 FR 63860) and became effective on  November 15, 2016.

 

Please see the S&C attached or you may visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-21.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=1&DLSortDir=descending.

 

NFPA Notes

NFPA Notes

All areas of the building shall be accessible:  All areas of the facility must be accessible during all shifts by the charge nurse (or another designated staff, i.e. security) so that in the case of a fire, staff (including emergency response staff) can find and fight the fire (when possible). Reports show that recently facilities in varying areas of the country have had fires in areas that were locked (such as laundry rooms or the kitchen) during the evening/night shifts. When the fire alarm system sounded, staff did not have a key accessible to gain entry into the locked areas causing a delay in the response time.

 

  • NFPA 2012 101, 19.7.2.1.1

For health care occupancies, the proper protection of patients shall require the prompt and effective response of health care personnel.

 

  • NFPA Standard: 2012 NFPA 101, 19.1.1.3.1

All health care facilities shall be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to minimize the possibility of a fire emergency requiring the evacuation of occupants.

 

  • NFPA 101 2012, 4.8.2.1

Emergency plans shall include the following:

(1) Procedures for reporting of emergencies

(2) Occupant and staff response to emergencies

(3) Evacuation procedures appropriate to the building, its occupancy, emergencies, and hazards (see Section 4.3)

(4) Appropriateness of the use of elevators

(5) Design and conduct of fire drills

(6) Type and coverage of building fire protection systems

(7) Other items required by the authority having jurisdiction

 

  • NFPA 2012 101, 7.2.1.1.3.2

Where means of egress doors are locked in a building that is not considered occupied, occupants shall not be locked beyond their control in buildings or building spaces, except for lockups in accordance with 22.4.5 and 23.4.5, detention and correctional occupancies, and health care occupancies.