History of First Twenty Years of the Nursing Home Reform Act, OBRA

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 23rd June 2012
History of Nursing Home Federal Regulations OBRA

History of Nursing Home Federal Regulations OBRA

The Nursing Home Reform Act OBRA Has Saved Lives

The History of the Nursing Home Reform Act (OBRA) which was originally instituted in 1987.  Here is a chart from Aging Services from US Senate details the history of OBRA over the last twenty years showing many of the milestones to the act which holds nursing homes receiving Medicare and Medicaid payments to provide minimum levels of care for nursing homes residents.  It holds that nursing home residents should receive the highest quality care practicable.

More Information About OBRA, Nursing Home Regulations

The OBRA Act is Cataloged as 42 CFR 483 REQUIREMENTS FOR LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES

§483.1
Basis and scope.
§483.5
Definitions.
§483.10
Resident rights.
§483.12
Admission, transfer and discharge rights.
§483.13
Resident behavior and facility practices.
§483.15
Quality of life.
§483.20
Resident assessment.
§483.25
Quality of care.
§483.30
Nursing services.
§483.35
Dietary services.
§483.40
Physician services.
§483.45
Specialized rehabilitative services.
§483.55
Dental services.
§483.60
Pharmacy services.
§483.65
Infection control.
§483.70
Physical environment.
§483.75
Administration.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.

To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048. This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

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