PA-GLS 8 - Health and Dental Services
Residents receive health and dental services and guidance to promote good health.
Update: Added Research Note - 12/01/10
Added Research Note
Interpretation: When records from the most recent medical and dental examinations are unavailable or examinations are incomplete, the agency must ensure that examinations are completed.
Health services include direct provision or referral for needed services, and health records include a written summary of the resident’s and his/her family’s known medical history, including immunizations, operations, and illnesses.
Interpretation: Copies of the medical history are provided to the resident or his/her legal guardian and retained in the case record.
Direct service workers promote good health habits and healthy living.
A physician or other qualified medical practitioner assumes 24-hour on-call medical responsibility.
Interpretation: The standard requires professional medical oversight to ensure responses to medical emergencies and identification and prompt treatment of resident’s health needs. Use of an emergency room is acceptable for overnight hours when protocols are established.
NA All service recipients have private physicians.
Residents receive age and developmentally appropriate support and education regarding:
An agency that serves special populations provides health services, as appropriate.
Interpretation: “Special populations” may include, but are not limited to, pregnant and parenting individuals or older adults. “Health services” may include, but are not limited to, smoking cessation, fetal alcohol syndrome screening, prenatal care, well-baby care, accessing child and infant health insurance programs, use of prosthetic devices, and onset of and screening for breast cancer, colon cancer, and other relevant diseases.
NA The agency does not serve any special populations such as pregnant and parenting individuals or older adults.
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