Surveys In Nursing Facilities

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 1999

Resolution G99
Becomes Policy March 1999

AMDA resolves that surveyors should have at least one year actual work experience in long term care before being allowed to participate as a surveyor; and be it further

RESOLVED, that surveyors be instructed that pre-survey meetings with any nursing facility staff or family members are prejudicial and inappropriate, and furthermore, they should not interfere with the daily operations of the facility or residents' medical care during the survey process; and be it further

RESOLVED, that AMDA support and encourage efforts directed toward standardization of the survey process and elimination of variability from region to region and state to state.