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317:30-5-95.18. Nursing services for persons over 65 years of age receiving inpatient acute psychiatric services

Revised 7-1-10

     Each facility providing inpatient acute psychiatric services to adults over 65 must have a qualified Director of Psychiatric Nursing.  In addition to the Director of Nursing, there must be adequate numbers of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and mental health workers to provide nursing care necessary under the active treatment program and to maintain progress notes on each member.  A registered nurse must document member progress at least weekly.  The progress notes must contain recommendations for revisions in the treatment plan, as needed, as well as an assessment of the member's progress as it relates to the treatment plan goals and objectives.

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