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October 4, 2022 - Amendment to Order under MCL 333.2253 Requirements for Residential Care Facilities
The order issued on May 21, 2021, entitled “Requirements for Residential Care Facilities” is amended as follows:
Section 2 is revised to state:
2. Resident and Employee Protections.
(a) Nursing homes shall comply with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance included in QSO-20-39-NH, as revised.
(b) Residential care facilities shall:
(1) Inform employees, and residents, and legal guardians of the presence of a confirmed COVID-19-positive employee or resident as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 12 hours after identification.
(2) Maintain accurate and current COVID-19 records in a manner consistent with MDHHS surveillance reporting guidance.
(3) Report to MDHHS and the applicable local health department(s) all presumed-positive COVID-19 cases in the facility together with any additional data when required under MDHHS guidance.
This Order is effective immediately.
Date: October 4, 2022
Elizabeth Hertel, Director
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services