New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules
He - Department of Health and Human Services
Subtitle He-P - Former Division of Public Health Services
Section He-P 810.19 - Quality Improvement

Universal Citation: NH Admin Rules He-P 810.19

Current through Register No. 12, March 21, 2024

(a) The birthing center shall develop and implement a quality improvement program that reviews policies and services and maximizes quality by preventing or correcting identified problems.

(b) As part of its quality improvement program, a quality improvement committee shall be established.

(c) The birthing center shall determine the size and composition of the quality improvement committee based on the size of the birthing center and the care and services provided.

(d) The quality improvement committee shall:

(1) Determine the information to be monitored;

(2) Determine the frequency with which information will be reviewed;

(3) Determine the indicators that will apply to the information being monitored;

(4) Evaluate the information that is gathered;

(5) Determine the action that is necessary to correct identified problems;

(6) Recommend corrective actions to the birthing center; and

(7) Evaluate the effectiveness of the corrective actions.

(e) If the birthing center utilizes nurse delegation for the task of medication administration to an individual not licensed to administer medications, a quarterly written report containing the following information shall be completed and submitted to the quality improvement committee for review:

(1) The client census;

(2) The number of unlicensed personnel administering medications via nurse delegation;

(3) Categories of medications administered;

(4) Route of administration; and

(5) Any incidents or medication errors and actions taken.

(f) The quality improvement committee shall meet at least quarterly.

(g) The quality improvement committee shall generate dated, written minutes after each meeting.

(h) Documentation of all quality improvement activities, including minutes of meetings, shall be maintained on-site for at least 2 years from the date the record was created.

#8957, eff 7-27-07

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