CMS issues photography guidelines.For states choosing to use photographic evidence to support noncompliance noncompliance
failure of the owner to follow instructions, particularly in administering medication as prescribed; a cause of a less than expected response to treatment.
noncompliance during the survey process, CMS (1) See content management system and color management system.
(2) (Conversational Monitor System) Software that provides interactive communications for IBM's VM operating system. issued guidelines on September 29, 2006, for state agencies to follow. Effective immediately, surveyors who decide to use photographic evidence must do the following:
* Request the resident's or surrogate's written permission prior to taking any pictures
* Obtain three pictures of each instance of noncompliance--an overview, a mid-range view, and a close-up
* Designate a clinician clinician /cli·ni·cian/ (kli-nish´in) an expert clinical physician and teacher.
n. to take any photographs of breasts and genitalia genitalia /gen·i·ta·lia/ (jen?i-tal´e-ah) [L.] the reproductive organs.
* Accompany each photo with written, detailed documentation and treat it like a confidential medical record