NYS DOH Issues DAL - Cold Weather Advisory

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

Both New York State (10 NYCRR 415.5) and Federal (42 CFR 483.10) regulations require residential health care facilities to maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels within their facilities. For those residents who might be leaving the facility for any reason, including outside visits or community events, facilities must ensure that any health or safety issues associated with cold weather have been assessed and addressed. See full DAL below. 

https://health.ny.gov/professionals/nursing_home_administrator/letters.htm

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16