(a)  The interdisciplinary team members shall attend monthly meetings for follow-up evaluation of patients' progress toward cardiac rehabilitation goals. Changes to each patient's cardiac rehabilitation care plan shall be made as needed based on continued evaluations. Any changes made in the patient's cardiac rehabilitation care plan shall be recorded in the medical record and sent to the patient's personal and referring physician(s).

(b)  If any staff member cannot attend, the reason for the absence and the means of communicating information prior to and after the meeting shall be documented.

(c)  The personal and referring physician(s) shall be informed of any complication or change in patient status while in the program.

(d)  Progress notes shall be recorded in the patient's medical record evaluating progress toward goals established from the plan of care.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-169;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.