Written information must be provided to a person each time they are admitted to a medical facility and each time a person is in the care of a home care organization, personal care provider or hospice. If the patient is unable to work at the time of admission and is unable to obtain information or indicate whether they have signed a living will, the provider must provide information about the living will to the patient`s family or surrogate. The health care provider must continue to provide this information to the patient if they are no longer unable to work or are unable to obtain this information. (i) In the case of a home health organization, to the person who is entrusted to the care of the organization. The HHA can issue living wills to a patient during the first home visit, as long as the information is provided prior to care. (a) hospitals, critical access hospitals, qualified care facilities, nursing facilities, home health care facilities, home health care providers (and, for Medicaid purposes, personal care providers), hospices, and non-medical religious health facilities must comply with written guidelines and procedures regarding living wills with respect to all adults. receiving medical care; or Patient care in the case of a patient in a non-medical religious health facility. by or by the provider and are required to: (6) Provide community education on matters related to living wills, which may contain the material required by paragraph (a)(1) of this section, either directly or in coordination with other providers and organizations. Separate community educational materials may be developed and used at the discretion of providers. The same written material does not need to be provided in all contexts, but the material should define what constitutes an advance directive, emphasizing that an advance directive is intended to improve a person with a disability`s control over medical treatment and describing the applicable state law regarding living wills. A provider must be able to document their community education efforts. Provide written information to all adults receiving services about their rights under state law to make decisions about medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment and to make living wills. In November 1991, the Minnesota Department of Health (the Department) provided a unified description of the Minnesota Living Wills Act, entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding the Minnesota Living Will Act,” for use by providers to meet the requirement to provide a description of the state living wills law.
This submission contains a revised description based on the Minnesota Act of 1998. (i) a person`s rights under state law (whether recognized by law or by state courts) to make decisions regarding such medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment, and the right to make living wills at the individual`s choice. Suppliers have the right to enter into contracts with other companies to provide this information, but remain legally responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this section are met. Suppliers must update and disseminate the amended information as soon as possible and no later than 90 days after the entry into force of the changes in national law; and (C) describe the range of medical conditions or procedures affected by conscientious objection. Inform individuals that they can file a complaint with the ministry about a provider`s failure to comply with the requirements of the living will. Complaints can be directed to the Health Facilities Complaints Office at 651-201-4299 or 1-800-369-7994. Maintain written policies and procedures regarding living wills for all adults receiving care or services, and inform the person in writing of these policies. The guidelines should contain a clear and concise explanation of any objection that a provider or their representative may have, based on their conscience, to compliance with a person`s living will.
The provider`s statute of limitations, if any, should: Learn more about behavioral health living wills and what Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) need to know when caring for patients.