QA Investigation Results

Pennsylvania Department of Health
BEACON LIGHT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS - 1ST ST RES UNIT 3
Health Inspection Results
BEACON LIGHT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS - 1ST ST RES UNIT 3
Health Inspection Results For:


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Initial Comments:

A validation survey was conducted September 18-21, 2023, to determine compliance with the requirements of the 42 CFR Part 441, Subpart D Regulations for Emergency Preparedness in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. The census during the survey was eight and the sample consisted of four residents.





Plan of Correction:




441.184(a)(4) STANDARD
Local, State, Tribal Collaboration Process

Name - Component - 00
403.748(a)(4), 416.54(a)(4), 418.113(a)(4), 441.184(a)(4), 460.84(a)(4), 482.15(a)(4), 483.73(a)(4), 483.475(a)(4), 484.102(a)(4), 485.68(a)(4), 485.542(a)(4), 485.625(a)(4), 485.727(a)(5), 485.920(a)(4), 486.360(a)(4), 491.12(a)(4), 494.62(a)(4)

[(a) Emergency Plan. The [facility] must develop and maintain an emergency preparedness plan that must be reviewed, and updated at least every 2 years [annually for LTC facilities]. The plan must do the following:]

(4) Include a process for cooperation and collaboration with local, tribal, regional, State, and Federal emergency preparedness officials' efforts to maintain an integrated response during a disaster or emergency situation. *

* [For ESRD facilities only at 494.62(a)(4)]: (4) Include a process for cooperation and collaboration with local, tribal, regional, State, and Federal emergency preparedness officials' efforts to maintain an integrated response during a disaster or emergency situation. The dialysis facility must contact the local emergency preparedness agency at least annually to confirm that the agency is aware of the dialysis facility's needs in the event of an emergency.

Observations:


Based on a review of the facility emergency preparedness plan (EPP) and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to ensure that the EPP included documentation of the facility's efforts to contact, cooperate, and collaborate with emergency preparedness officials (local, tribal, regional, state, federal) in order to facilitate an integrated response during a disaster situation. This applied to all individuals that resided at the facility. Findings included:

Review of facility EPP was completed on September 21, 2023. This review failed to reveal documentation that local, tribal, regional, state, or federal emergency officials were contacted and coordinated with regarding the facility's needs during an emergency or disaster.

Interview conducted with the director of human resources on September 21, 2023, at 9:57 AM confirmed that documentation of the facility's efforts to contact, cooperate, and collaborate with emergency preparedness officials were missing from the facility's EPP.











Plan of Correction:

The Director of Facilities Management/Agency Safety Officer has been in contact with the local EMA (10/6/23) to establish formal collaboration protocols. A formal Memorandum/Agreement of understanding will be developed and signed by both parties. These agreements will be established with each local EMA for all Agency Locations in order to ensure safety protocols for all residents. This agreement will be shared with and managed by the Agency's Safety Committee, with copies provided to the Director of Residential Services. These agreements will be reviewed by the Safety Committee annually and upon completion of the annual Emergency Preparedness Drill/ tabletop Exercise. Progress on this action will be monitored by the designated Safety Officer, the Director of Residential Services and the members of the Agency Safety Committee. Adherence to this plan will be determined based on complete/executed plans being filed. All actions will be completed by 4/1/24.


441.184(b) STANDARD
Development of EP Policies and Procedures

Name - Component - 00
403.748(b), 416.54(b), 418.113(b), 441.184(b), 460.84(b), 482.15(b), 483.73(b), 483.475(b), 484.102(b), 485.68(b), 485.542(b), 485.625(b), 485.727(b), 485.920(b), 486.360(b), 491.12(b), 494.62(b).

(b) Policies and procedures. [Facilities] must develop and implement emergency preparedness policies and procedures, based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, risk assessment at paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and the communication plan at paragraph (c) of this section. The policies and procedures must be reviewed and updated at least every 2 years.

*[For LTC facilities at 483.73(b):] Policies and procedures. The LTC facility must develop and implement emergency preparedness policies and procedures, based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, risk assessment at paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and the communication plan at paragraph (c) of this section. The policies and procedures must be reviewed and updated at least annually.

*Additional Requirements for PACE and ESRD Facilities:

*[For PACE at 460.84(b):] Policies and procedures. The PACE organization must develop and implement emergency preparedness policies and procedures, based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, risk assessment at paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and the communication plan at paragraph (c) of this section. The policies and procedures must address management of medical and nonmedical emergencies, including, but not limited to: Fire; equipment, power, or water failure; care-related emergencies; and natural disasters likely to threaten the health or safety of the participants, staff, or the public. The policies and procedures must be reviewed and updated at least every 2 years.

*[For ESRD Facilities at 494.62(b):] Policies and procedures. The dialysis facility must develop and implement emergency preparedness policies and procedures, based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, risk assessment at paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and the communication plan at paragraph (c) of this section. The policies and procedures must be reviewed and updated at least every 2 years. These emergencies include, but are not limited to, fire, equipment or power failures, care-related emergencies, water supply interruption, and natural disasters likely to occur in the facility's geographic area.

Observations:


Based on a review of facility provided documentation, emergency preparedness plan (EPP), and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to ensure emergency preparedness policies and procedures, based upon the EPP and risk assessment, were reviewed and updated at least every two years. This applied to all individuals that resided at the facility. Findings included:

Review of facility provided documentation and EPP was completed on September 21, 2023. This review failed to reveal documentation to indicate that the facility had reviewed and updated the EPP at least every two years.

Interview conducted with the director of human resources on September 21, 2023, at 10:00 AM, confirmed that the facility failed to review and update the EPP at least every two years.







Plan of Correction:

The Agency Safety Committee will review all current plans during the November 2023 meeting. During this meeting a date for annual review of plans will be established. Each year, local Emergency Management Agencies will be provided with these updated plans, with formal memorandum/agreements with local EMA's updated to acknowledge receipt of the updated plans. The Agency Safety Committee will maintain copies of these agreements and also provide a copy to the Director of Residential Services as they are executed. The agency will assure that this corrective plan is applied to all Agency facilities. Minutes from the safety minutes will be reviewed monthly by the Director of Residential Services and Safety Officer to ensure adherence to this plan. This corrective action will be accomplished by 4/1/24 and demonstrated by documentation of the Emergency Preparedness Plan review within the Safety Committee meeting minutes.


441.184(d)(2) STANDARD
EP Testing Requirements

Name - Component - 00
416.54(d)(2), 418.113(d)(2), 441.184(d)(2), 460.84(d)(2), 482.15(d)(2), 483.73(d)(2), 483.475(d)(2), 484.102(d)(2), 485.68(d)(2), 485.542(d)(2), 485.625(d)(2), 485.727(d)(2), 485.920(d)(2), 491.12(d)(2), 494.62(d)(2).

*[For ASCs at 416.54, CORFs at 485.68, REHs at 485.542, OPO, "Organizations" under 485.727, CMHCs at 485.920, RHCs/FQHCs at 491.12, and ESRD Facilities at 494.62]:

(2) Testing. The [facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan annually. The [facility] must do all of the following:

(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct a facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the [facility] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the actual event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise at least every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For Hospices at 418.113(d):]
(2) Testing for hospices that provide care in the patient's home. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community based exercise is not accessible, conduct an individual facility based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospital is exempt from engaging in its next required full scale community-based exercise or individual facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.

(3) Testing for hospices that provide inpatient care directly. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospice is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop led by a facilitator that includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the hospice's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the hospice's emergency plan, as needed.


*[For PRFTs at 441.184(d), Hospitals at 482.15(d), CAHs at 485.625(d):]
(2) Testing. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an [additional] annual exercise or and that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For PACE at 460.84(d):]
(2) Testing. The PACE organization must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The PACE organization must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the PACE experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the PACE is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the PACE's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the PACE's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For LTC Facilities at 483.73(d):]
(2) The [LTC facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year, including unannounced staff drills using the emergency procedures. The [LTC facility, ICF/IID] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise.
(B) If the [LTC facility] facility experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the LTC facility is exempt from engaging its next required a full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [LTC facility] facility's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [LTC facility] facility's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For ICF/IIDs at 483.475(d)]:
(2) Testing. The ICF/IID must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year. The ICF/IID must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or.
(B) If the ICF/IID experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the ICF/IID is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the ICF/IID's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the ICF/IID's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For HHAs at 484.102]
(d)(2) Testing. The HHA must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at
least annually. The HHA must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or.
(B) If the HHA experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the HHA is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the HHA's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the HHA's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For OPOs at 486.360]
(d)(2) Testing. The OPO must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The OPO must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise or workshop at least annually. A tabletop exercise is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan. If the OPO experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the OPO is exempt from engaging in its next required testing exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Analyze the OPO's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [RNHCI's and OPO's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[ RNCHIs at 403.748]:
(d)(2) Testing. The RNHCI must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The RNHCI must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise at least annually. A tabletop exercise is a group discussion led by a facilitator, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(ii) Analyze the RNHCI's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the RNHCI's emergency plan, as needed.

Observations:


Based on facility provided documentation and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to conduct the required second full scale exercise, or tabletop exercise of the facility's emergency preparedness plan (EPP). This applied to all individuals that resided at the facility. Findings included:

Review of facility provided emergency preparedness documentation was completed on September 21, 2023. This review revealed that a full-scale exercise of the emergency preparedness plan was conducted in June 2023. Further review of the documentation failed to reveal that a second exercise, either full-scale or tabletop exercise, was completed within the previous 12 months.

Interview conducted with the director of residential services on September 21, 2023, at 9:05 AM, confirmed that no second emergency preparedness plan exercise was completed by the facility within the previous 12 months.








Plan of Correction:

The Agency Safety Committee will establish a date for drill or tabletop exercise during the October 2023 meeting. A full scale drill/tabletop exercise will be completed by 12/31/23. The Safety Committee Meeting Agenda will include a standing item in reference to annual completion of 2 drills and/or tabletop exercises for each location, which may occur concurrently. Any completed drill or tabletop exercise will be reviewed/debriefed by members of the Safety Committee and Residential Services Team within 2 weeks of drill completion. Barriers will be identified and addressed during this debriefing and results presented to the Safety Committee at the meeting following the completion of the drill/debriefing. Safety Committee Meeting Minutes will be reviewed by the Director of Residential Services and Safety Officer. Corrective action completion will be determined by the presence of the aforementioned process in the Safety Committee minutes. This action will be accomplished by 4/1/24.


Initial Comments:

A validation survey was conducted September 18-21, 2023, to determine the compliance with the requirements of 42 CFR Part 483, Subpart G Regulations for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. The census during the survey was eight and the sample consisted of four residents.





Plan of Correction:




483.376(f) ELEMENT
EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Name - Component - 00
Staff must demonstrate their competencies as specified in paragraph (a) of this section on a semiannual basis and their competencies as specified in paragraph (b) of this section on an annual basis.


Observations:

Based on a review of facility provided staff training records and interview, it was determined that the facility failed to ensure that all staff were trained and demonstrated competencies in safe crisis management (SCM) on a semiannual basis. This applied to one of 21 staff training records reviewed. Findings included:

A review of facility provided staff training records for 21 staff was completed September 19, 2023. This review revealed that one staff had been trained on SCM on March 22, 2023, however, the previous training occurred on March 16, 2022.

An interview was conducted with the director of human resources (DHR) on September 19, 2023, at 9:55 AM. At this time, the DHR confirmed that the one staff had not been trained on SCM on a semiannual basis.











Plan of Correction:

The identified staff completed SCM on 9/21/23, achieving compliance for the 2023 calendar year. Moving forward, training compliance will be reported out during monthly Program Manager group supervision. Identified training deficiencies will be reviewed during monthly individual supervision with each Program Manager. The Director of Residential Services will document the results of individual and group supervision in a conference note to include notification of those with pending training deadlines, identified deficiencies, and timelines for correction. Professional Development Specialists and Agency Certified SCM Trainers will be consulted and will assist in achieving training compliance. The Director of Residential Services will implement and monitor this corrective action, which will be accomplished by 4/1/24. Corrective action will be evidenced by achievement of 100% training compliance as noted in the employee record via the Relias system.