The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services has posted the following update:
Effective immediately, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is rescinding the Bureau of Quality Improvement Services Bulletin #9 – Health Concerns and CPR Clarification issued on June 16, 2004, which stated that:
“Because staff are not medically trained to determine the probable length of time an individual has been without a pulse and respiration, the staff should always institute CPR.”
This rescission does not alter a provider’s duty to comply with the cardiopulmonary resuscitation training requirements of 460 IAC 6-14-4, the documentation requirements of 460 IAC 6-15-2 or the duty to comply with all applicable state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and requirements per 460 IAC 6-10-3.
In accordance with 460 IAC 6-14-4 and 460 IAC 6-15-2, it is a provider’s responsibility to train its direct care staff on its policies and procedures regarding if and when its staff to should perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an individual and to document the training provided.
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