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Category Archives: SLCR Guidance

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – First Quarter 2014

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here: Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report First Quarter 2014.

New High School Equivalency is Acceptable Prerequisite to Enroll in CMT Training Programs

January 1, 2014 was the deadline for passing the GED® High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has replaced the GED® with a new HSE exam, the HiSET™.  To learn more about the new exam, please visit http://dese.mo.gov/alrs/hse/.

Regulation 19 CSR 30-84.020 Certified  Medication Technician Training Program (6) (A) 1., indicates that a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate is required to be eligible to enroll in the course.  Since the HiSET™ exam has replaced the GED® exam in Missouri, passing the HiSET™ exam is also acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Health Education Unit at 573-526-5686.

Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey – Due by April 15, 2014

The required Certificate of Need (CON) quarterly occupancy surveys may be completed and submitted online.  Please visit https://consurvey.dhss.mo.gov/CONFacility/Login.aspx

On April 1, 2014, an informational letter containing instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the online system was distributed via regular mail to each licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living, and residential care home.

The First Quarter 2014 Certificate of Need Survey is due by April 15, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the CON quarterly occupancy survey, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at 573-526-8514, or send an email to consurvey@health.mo.gov.

The CON survey website link is also available on the Department’s website at http://health.mo.gov/information/boards/certificateofneed/data.php.

Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey – Available Online April 1, 2014

No more paper surveys to fill out, fax, scan, or mail every quarter! 

Starting April 1, 2014, the required Certificate of Need (CON) quarterly occupancy surveys can be completed online. The First Quarter 2014 Certificate of Need Survey is due by April 15, 2014. 

An informational letter containing instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the online system will be mailed on April 1, 2014 to each licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living, and residential care home.

Please refer to the article “Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey Goes Green this Spring” published in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue1, Winter 2014.  Visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

If you have any questions regarding the CON quarterly occupancy survey, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at 573-526-8514, or send an email to consurvey@health.mo.gov.

End-of-Life Care Manual: Online Questionnaire

A committee has formed to revise and improve the manual titled “Guidelines for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Facilities.”  The current manual is available at http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/lawsregs.php.

The committee values your input!  Would you help to improve this manual by taking a minute to complete a short online questionnaire?  Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MOEOLC.

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Summers, Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, at rita.summers@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6335.