Infectious Disease MRSA Control Requirements

There are many forms of dangerous infectious diseases, including MRSA, CRE, C-Diff, Staph and more which can be spread through poor hygiene and infection control practices or other reasons.

MRSA and Other Infectious Disease
Minnesota Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Control Programs

Minnesota MRSA Regulation

There are many forms of dangerous infectious diseases, including MRSA, CRE, C-Diff, Staph and more which can be spread through poor hygiene and infection control practices or other reasons.

Other types of infectious disease include: VRE – Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci are specific types of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that are resistant to vancomycin, the drug often used to treat infections caused by enterococci.  CRE – Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics.   Staph – Staphylococcus Aureus is a common bacterium found on the skin and in the noses of up to 25% of healthy people and animals. Staphylococcus aureus is important because it has the ability to make seven different toxins that are frequently responsible for food poisoning.

Minnesota Statute 144.585 MRSA CONTROL PROGRAMS.

According to Minnesota Statute 144.585, in order to improve the prevention of hospital-associated infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), every hospital shall establish an MRSA control program that meets Minnesota Department of Health MRSA recommendations as published January 15, 2008. In developing the recommendations, the Department of Health shall consider the following infection control practices:

(1) identification of MRSA-colonized patients in all intensive care units, or other at-risk patients identified by the hospital;

(2) isolation of identified Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus-colonized or infected patients in an appropriate manner;

(3) adherence to hand hygiene requirements; and

(4) monitor trends in the incidence of MRSA in the hospital over time and modify interventions if MRSA infection rates do not decrease.

The Department of Health shall review the recommendations on an annual basis and revise the recommendations as necessary, in accordance with available scientific data.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in both healthcare and community settings continues to be a high priority for the CDC.

If you have a concern about elder abuse or neglect contact a lawyer with 20 plus years in practice with experience handling hundreds of elder abuse and neglect cases most involving catastrophic injury or death. Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore offers Free Consultations and can be reached at: 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com

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How to Verify a Health Care Facility License

In Minnesota there are many different types of elder care and vulnerable adult care providers to choose from before selecting one you can research their history and verify the facility license online on the MDH website.

How Verify the Facility License or Health Care Professional Credentials in Minnesota
How Verify the Facility License or Health Care Professional Credentials in Minnesota

Verify a Facility License Before Selecting Them

In Minnesota there are many different types of elder care and vulnerable adult care providers to choose from before selecting one you can research their history and verify the facility license online on the MDH website.

Verify the Facility License on Many Types of Providers

You can verify through the Minnesota Department of Health the registration and assured a facility or provided is licensed or certified to be a health care provider for the following: Boarding Care Homes, Community Mental Health Centers, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facilities, End Stage Renal Disease Facilities, Home Care and Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Housing with Services, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Portable X-Ray, Psychiatric Hospitals, Rehabilitation Agencies, Rural Health Clinics and Supervised Living Facilities

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact my firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.

To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to: KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken directed at 1-888-452-6589.

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What is Meaning of Investigation Findings

Nursing homes and other elder care and heath care providers in the state of Minnesota are regulated by state each state makes investigation findings available for the public.

What Do MDH Complaint Investigation Findings Mean?
What Do MDH Complaint Investigation Findings Mean?

Elder Abuse Investigation Findings

Nursing homes and other elder care and heath care providers in the state of Minnesota are regulated by state each state makes investigation findings available for the public.  Facilities which accept Medicare/Medicaid payments may also be subject to federal regulations .

The investigation process by the state involves a sorting of the complaint to the correct enforcement agency.  The party who filed the complaint is notified of the receipt.  The site may be inspected by the investigator, perhaps unannounced.  The related medical records and charts of the resident or patient.  The investigator may also interview the staff members, family and the patient or resident to get additional information.

The investigator decides if the complaint is substantiated, unsubstantiated or inconclusive.  Substantiated means most or more than 50 percent of the weighted evidence showed a violation occurred.

Information on MDH Complaint Process Investigation Findings

MDH publicly posts the investigation findings on their website and the findings remain available for about three years from the date of posting.  The Minnesota Department of Health is charged with protecting vulnerable residents and patients and will not disclose the identity of someone who wants to report the mistreated patient or resident.

I have outlined many of the substantiated investigation findings healthcare provider complaints by provider.

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact my firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to: KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken directed at 1-888-452-6589.

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Information to Give Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

As an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer who has handled hundreds of elder abuse and neglect cases there is information and documents that I need to start and claims on behalf of my clients.

Information to Provide to Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer to Review Your Case
Information to Provide to Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer to Review Your Case

Helpful Information for Resident’s Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

As an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer who has handled hundreds of elder abuse and neglect cases there is information and documents that I need to start and claims on behalf of my clients.  I seek a complete history of the person to start: their age, family background, employment and career information, significant accomplishments, past injuries, past medical conditions and treatments/surgeries, list of past and present medical providers, past elder care facilities or skilled rehabilitative care centers, medication list and end of life wishes (DNI/DNR, POLST).

I then gather information about the facility: the name, corporate owner, admission date, readmissions, care plan, cognitive state of the resident and co-morbidities (other health issues), information on payment (Medicare or private), health insurance information, information about room (single, double), treatments and therapies received in facility and out-patient.

I also get information about the actual event, the fall from the bed or the resident who is dropped from a mechanical lift, the medication error or the sexual assault, pressure sores/wounds, or whatever the issue the resident is concerned about.  I gather any related medical records, photographs, video evidence, police reports, Department of Health reports, related medical bills or explanation of benefits, resident notes or diary, records from resident or family counsel, complaint forms, Power of Attorney or Health Care Directive, lists of next-of-kin (if wrongful death case) or any other related document or record that may be needed.

Additional Documents to Give Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

The Admissions Agreement or other documents you signed when you first entered or upon re-entry often contain information on the scope of care to be provided and may attempt to limit liability through the use of arbitration or alternative dispute resolution which attempts to eliminate the resident’s right to bring a legal action in the event of an incident.

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact my firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken directed at 1-888-452-6589.

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