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Free Nursing and Assisted Living Facility Forms Policies for Residential Care, Nursing Homes, ALF, RCFE, CCL
The Physician's Report
Before the actual admission of a resident to the care facility, the Physician's Report or the Health Physical as required by the state must be completed by the resident's physician prior to admission. The form should also be updated as the resident's needs change. The standard is to at least update the Physician's Report annually in assisted living facilities, RCFE's, and other community based care homes.
Before the actual admission, the Physician's Report should be reviewed and checked for mistakes. Make sure the physician has completed the form properly and has signed a statement on the document that says something like: "I declare the above information is true and correct." It is vital that the facility have accurate information verified by the attending physician regarding the resident's condition and that the prospective resident is appropriate for the facility's level of care, especially if any litigation occurs...
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