PA-RTX 9 - Health and Dental Services
Residents receive needed health and dental services and guidance to promote good health.
Every resident receives a medical assessment conducted by a qualified medical practitioner that includes:
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.
Note: The American Dental Association recommends that children and youth receive a dental examination every six months.
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 or 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 that residents’ health needs are identified and promptly addressed. Physicians must be familiar with the needs of the resident population.
NA All residents have private physicians.
Residents receive age and developmentally appropriate support and education regarding:
The agency provides specialized health services, as appropriate.
Interpretation: “ Specialized” services may be needed by pregnant and parenting individuals or older adults. “Health services” may include, but are not be limited to, smoking cessation, fetal alcohol syndrome screening; prenatal care, well-baby care, accessing child and infant health insurance programs, and onset of and screening for breast cancer and other common cancers.
NA The agency does not serve any special populations such as pregnant and parenting individuals, or older adults.
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