Pennsylvania State Regulations for Long Term Care Revised
The Pennsylvania state regulations for Long Term Care providers have been revised and have been approved by the Independent regulatory review Commission. Pennsylvania state regulations were last revised by the department of health in 1997. Since that time there have been several revisions and updates to the federal regulations. These revised regulations provide an opportunity to reflect on the increased acuity of long term care residents with the intentions to improve resident quality of care, increase consistency between federal and state regulations, increase the efficiency of the state survey process, eliminate confusion in the application of standards and provide clarification for staffing minimums and ratios.
The revised state regulations are effective July 1, 2023 and can be found at: www.health.pa.gov under nursing homes and then clicking on regulations.