During day-to-day operations, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities (NFs) have outside contractors providing services to residents within their facilities. Are these contractors required to comply with a facility’s compliance program requirements?
Yes. While providing services in an (SNF) or an NF, contractors are required to comply with the facility’s compliance program requirements. As such, the facility’s compliance officer should provide appropriate training on what is required and how the contractors must report any potential violations.