Essentia Health St Marys Complaint Findings for: “Other”
In a report concluded on October 1, 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Essentia Health St Marys for “other”.
It is alleged that the hospital’s Board of Directors acts as the Governing Body for the hospital but also serves as the Governing Body for two other hospitals.
Essentia Health St Marys Medical Center – MDH Complaint
According to 42 CFR 482.12, Condition of participation, governing body. Under § 482.12 Condition of participation: Governing body.
There must be an effective governing body that is legally responsible for the conduct of the hospital. If a hospital does not have an organized governing body, the persons legally responsible for the conduct of the hospital must carry out the functions specified in this part that pertain to the governing body. The governing body (or the persons legally responsible for the conduct of the hospital and carrying out the functions specified in this part that pertain to the governing body) must include a member, or members, of the hospital’s medical staff.
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