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ASSISTED LIVING ENFORCEMENT. Patty Scott, Enforcement Director Long Term Care Okla State Dept of Health. Objectives .

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assisted living enforcement

Patty Scott,

Enforcement Director

Long Term Care

Okla State Dept of Health

  • 1. The participant will transmit Plans of Correction (POC) that are acceptable and include regulatory elements which will avoid delays in the enforcement cycle and may avoid or reduce CMP’s.
  • 2. The participant will be aware of new legislation related to Informal Dispute Resolution Process.
quality improvement exercise
Quality Improvement Exercise

Resulted in:

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  • Optional Plan of Correction Tool

Forms are available at

On the Left side click on Protective Health, then click on right side Long Term Care, then back to left side menu for Long Term Care Forms.

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  • Optional Plan of Correction Tool (OPOC)
    • Not Required – Your Choice
    • Positive Feedback
    • The OPOC, instructions and Feedback form available on website, ready to use immediately
    • The OPOC form, Instructions, Feedback Form are Being Provided with Survey Deficiency Report Now
how do timely acceptable poc s help
How Do Timely Acceptable POC’s Help?
  • 4 Levels of Deficiencies

Level A Deficiencies: No more than minimal Harm

Level B Deficiencies: No Actual Harm Has Occurred, but the Potential for More than Minimal Harm exists

Level C Deficiencies: Actual Harm Has Occurred in an Isolated instance or a pattern

Level D Deficiencies: Serious and Immediate Concern (SIC)

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  • Timely Acceptable POC’s can avoid or diminish the duration of per day penalties.
    • Opportunity to Correct (OTC) – Level A and Level B deficiencies
    • No Opportunity to Correct (NOTC) – Level B (Continuing Non-Compliance (CNC)if not corrected upon revisit), Level C, and Level D
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  • Acceptable POC’s increase the likelihood of achieving compliance sooner (decreasing per day penalties).
  • Correction dates can be earlier than alleged completion dates on the plan of correction.
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OAC 310:663-25-4
  • (6) If the violation has been corrected prior to submission and approval of a plan of correction, the continuum of care facility or assisted living center may submit a report of correction in place of a plan of correction. The report of correction shall address those requirements specified in this section.
upcoming informal dispute resolution process for assisted living centers
Upcoming Informal Dispute Resolution Process for Assisted Living Centers
  • SB 592
  • Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR)
  • Effective November 1, 2013
  • Scheduled for the second Monday of every month
  • IDR Request form is on OSDH Website, follow link on left side of page “Protective Health,” then on right side “Long Term Care,” then left menu item, “Long Term Care Forms.” Select the assisted living form 833AL.
  • In the process of amending letters to provide notice of your right to IDR.
  • Stay Tuned…

Sue Davis, Enforcement Coordinator

Long Term Care

(405) 271-6868


Patty Scott, Director

LTC Enforcement, Intake and Incidents

(405) 271-6868