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Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 114 DOC  PDF   
Concise Summary: The amended rule removes from Section 1 duplicate sentinel events that are also listed in “Appendix A: NQF 2011 List of Serious Reportable Evens”. (National Quality Forum (NQF), Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare 2011, Washington, DC: NQF, 2011.). Other changes align the rule with the NQF list: “hyperbilirubinemia” and “hypoglycemia” are no longer on the NQF list and, accordingly, are deleted from the rules; and the NQF definitions of “injury” and “patient” have been added to the rules. “Incorporation by reference” has been appropriately moved out of the definition section and placed in Section 8.9 of the rules. Section 3.3.2.2 adds “at a healthcare facility” and deletes “in an emergency department, ambulatory surgical facility, or end-stage renal disease facility”. Section 4.1 adds that the primary emphasis is to ensure effective corrective action. Section 8 adds failure to comply with the rules may result in an enforcement action. As necessary, the rules are renumbered and statutory citations added.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: Closed 07/14/2014 Posted: June 13, 2014
 
10-144 C.M.R. Ch 122 Pesticides, Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: This proposed rule would authorize the use of minimum-risk pesticides on marijuana plants grown by registered dispensaries and registered primary caregivers. The proposed rule would add an exception to the rule that prohibits the use of all pesticides by registered dispensaries and authorize only the use of minimum risk pesticides by primary caregivers to mitigate or alleviate the threat of tainted medical use marijuana production and to ensure the availability of medical marijuana.
No Comments Comment Deadline: Closed Posted: July 31, 2013
 
10-144 C.M.R. Ch 114, Proposed Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events PDF     
Concise Summary: The proposed rules replace the outdated 2007 NQF list of serious reportable events with the 2011 updated list published by the National Quality Forum (NQF); update the definitions of “Serious” and “Surgery” for consistency with the 2011 NQF list; and make non-substantive changes to this rule including: [1] implementing the federal change of the term ICF/MR (Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation) to ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals who are Intellectually Disabled); and [2] updating reference in to the 2011 NQF list of serious reportable events in Sections 1.8.4 and 1.22.4.
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: September 19, 2012
 
10-144 C.M.R. Ch 122, Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program Word     
Concise Summary: These rules implement the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP). The rules include definitions of terms, and identification of debilitating medical conditions for which the medical use of marijuana is authorized. They also include procedures for issuing a certificate of registration to a dispensary, and registry identification cards to qualified patients, primary caregivers, staff of hospice providers and nursing facilities, and qualified principal officers, board members and employees of dispensaries. The MMMP rules also govern confidentiality, payments of fees, and enforcement of these rules.
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: July 25, 2012
 
Rules Governing Maine Medical Laboratories and Health Screening Permits 10-144 C.M.R. Ch 256 Word*  PDF*   
Concise Summary: The purpose of these rules is (1) to develop, establish and enforce minimum standards for the licensing of nonexempt medical laboratories pursuant to the Maine Medical Laboratory Act; (2) to incorporate by reference the federal regulations governing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, as amended (CLIA); (3) to align state and federal requirements; and (4) to establish procedures for the issuance of permits for health screening laboratories (HSLs). Medical laboratories provide essential health services by aiding medical practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. See 22 M.R.S.A. 2012.
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: February 17, 2012
 
Interested Parties Letter Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The 125th Legislature mandated DHHS to amend the Certificate of Need rules no later than January 1, 2012 to permit applications to be filed at any time, rather than on a cycle, and to allow applicants to waive having a technical assistance meeting. The Legislature also repealed the capital investment fund law. The proposed rules implement the statutory changes.No Public Hearing scheduled
No Comments Comment Deadline: 2011-12-30 Posted: December 13, 2011
 
Proposed CON Rule, 10-149, Ch 5, Section 71 NF Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The 125th Legislature mandated DHHS to amend the Certificate of Need rules no later than January 1, 2012 to permit applications to be filed at any time, rather than on a cycle, and to allow applicants to waive having a technical assistance meeting. The Legislature also repealed the capital investment fund law. The proposed rules implement the statutory changes.No Public Hearing scheduled
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: December 13, 2011
 
Proposed CON Rule, 10-144, Ch 503 Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The 125th Legislature mandated DHHS to amend the Certificate of Need rules no later than January 1, 2012 to permit applications to be filed at any time, rather than on a cycle, and to allow applicants to waive having a technical assistance meeting. The Legislature also repealed the capital investment fund law. The proposed rules implement the statutory changes.No Public Hearing scheduled
No Comments Comment Deadline: 2011-12-30 Posted: December 13, 2011
 
Notice of Proposed Rule Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The 125th Legislature mandated DHHS to amend the Certificate of Need rules no later than January 1, 2012 to permit applications to be filed at any time, rather than on a cycle, and to allow applicants to waive having a technical assistance meeting. The Legislature also repealed the capital investment fund law. The proposed rules implement the statutory changes.No Public Hearing scheduled
No Comments Comment Deadline: 2011-12-30 Posted: December 1, 2011
 
Proposed Rules Governing the Maine Certification of Healthcare Cooperative Agreements, 10-144 C.M.R. Chapter 500. No public hearing. PDF     
Concise Summary: The proposed rules repeal and replace the “Hospital Cooperation Act Program Manual.” These rules are promulgated pursuant to the Hospital and Health Care Provider Cooperation Act, 22 M.R.S.A. Chapter 405-A to implement the Maine Legislature’s finding that it is necessary to encourage hospitals and other health care providers to cooperate and enter into agreements that facilitate cost containment, improve quality of care and increase citizen access to health care services.
No Comments Comment Deadline: Closed Posted: June 1, 2010
 
Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, 10-144 C.M.R. Chapter 122. PDF     
Concise Summary: In November 2009, voters approved an initiated bill that changed Maine's medical use of marijuana laws. The initiated bill replaces the informal system that protected patients who grew and used marijuana for medical conditions. The Governor signed Public Law 2009, Ch 631 (Emergency Preamble) on April 9, 2010, in which additional changes to the law were enacted by the 124th Legislature.
No Comments Comment Deadline: Closed Posted: May 18, 2010
 
Public Notice Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: Public Hearing: Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, 10-144, C.M.R. Chapter 122, Monday, June 7, 2010 at 01:00 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Committee Room 2009 of the Cross Office Building, next to the State House, in Augusta. Comment Deadline: June 17, 2010 at 05:00 p.m.
No Comments No comment deadline Posted: May 17, 2010
 
Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 114 Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: The amended rule includes the following changes: adds new definitions including definitions of root cause analysis, immediate jeopardy, and near miss; amends the definition of sentinel events to include the list of serious and preventable events identified by the National Quality Forum; requires standardized reporting, notification, and provider/staff training procedures; and Appendix I incorporates by reference “Table 1 – List of Serious Reportable Events, pages 7-16” of the National Quality Forum (NQF), Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare – 2006 Update: A Consensus Report.
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: December 28, 2009
 
10-149 C.M.R. Chapter 113, Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Assisted Living Programs; Level I, II, III, and IV Residential Care Facilities; and Level I, II, III, and IV Private Non-Medical Institutions. Word  PDF   
Concise Summary: Public Law 07, Chapter 324(5), (6), (7), and (11) mandated routine technical changes to 10-149 C.M.R. Ch. 113. To comply with this law, sections 3 and 4 within each of the 9 rules contained in Chapter 113 have been amended
No Comments Comment Deadline: closed Posted: June 1, 2008
 

 

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