Below is a list of the federal regulations for Nursing Homes otherwise known as F-tags.
(For an easy F-tag reference chart, click here).
F-tags Description
F-150 §483.5 – Definitions
F-151 §483.10(a)(1)(2) – Exercise of Rights
F-152 §483.10(a)(3)(4) – Residents Adjuged Incompetent/Legal Surrogate
F-153 §483.10(b)(2) – Access To / Obtaining Copies of Medical Records
F-154 §483.10(b)(3) (d)(2) – Informed of Health Status / Medical Condition
F-155 §483.10(b(4) – Refusal of Treatment / Research
F-156 §483.10(b)(1); (5)-(10) – Informed of Rights / Rules of Facility
F-157 §483.10(b)(11) – Notification of Changes
F-158 §483.10(c)(1) – Protection of Resident Funds
F-159 §483.10(c)(2)-(5) – Management of Personal Funds
F-160 §483.10(c)(6) – Conveyance of Personal Funds Upon Death of Resident
F-161 §483.10(c)(7) – Assurance of Financial Security
F-162 §483.10(c)(8) – Limitation on Charges to Personal Funds
F-163 §483.10(d)(1) – Choosing a Personal Attending Physician
F-164 §483.10(e); 483.75(1)(4) – Privacy & Confidentiality of Personal & Clinical Records
F-165 §483.10(f)(1) – Voice Grievances Without Discrimination or Reprisal
F-166 §483.10(f)(2) – Prompt Effort to Resolve Grievances
F-167 §483.10(g) – Examination of Most Recent Survey Results and Plans of Correction
F-168 §483.10(g)(2) – Receipt of Information From and Contacting Resident Advocates
F-169 §483.10(h) – Right/Refusal to Perform Services for the Facility
F-170 §483.10(i)(1) – Sending and Receiving Unopened Mail
F-171 §483.10(i)(2) – Access to Stationery, Postage, and Writing Implements
F-172 §483.10(j)(1)(2) – Access and Visitation Rights
F-173 §483.10(j)(3) – Ombudsman Access to a Resident’s Clinical Records
F-174 §483.10(k) & (l) – Access to Telephone / Personal Property
F-175 §483.10(m) – Married Couples
F-176 §483.10(n) – Self-Administration of Drugs
F-177 §483.10(o) – Refusal of Certain Transfers
F-201 §483.12(a)(1)(2) – Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Requirements
F-202 §483.12(a)(3) – Documenting Resident Transfers and Discharges
F-203 §483.12(a)(4)-(6) – Notification Requirements Before Transfer or Discharge of a Resident
F-204 §483.12(a)(7) – Orientation for Transfer or Discharge
F-205 §483.12(b)(1)(2) – Notice of Bed-Hold Policy and Readmission
F-206 §483.12(b)(3) – Readmision After Exceeding Bed-Hold Days
F-207 §483.12(c)(1)-(3) – Equal Access to Quality Care
F-208 §483.12(d)(1)-(4) – Admissions Policy
F-221 §483.13(a) – Physical Restraints
F-222 §483.13(a) – Chemical Restraints
F-223 §483.13(b) – Abuse Prevention
F-224 §483.13(c)(1) – Mistreatment, Neglect, or Misappropriation of Resident Property
F-225 §483.13(c)(1)(ii)(2)-(4) – Employment of Individuals / Investigating and Reporting Abuse
F-226 §483.13(c) – Staff Treatment of Residents: Policies and Procedures
F-240 §483.15 – Quality of Life
F-241 §483.15(a) – Resident Dignity and Respect
F-242 §483.15(b) – Self Determination and Participation
F-243 §483.15(c) – Participation in Resident and Family Groups
F-244 §483.15(c)(6) – Acting Upon Grievances and Recommendations of Residents and Families
F-245 §483.15(d) – Participation in Social, Religious, and Community Activites
F-246 §483.15(e) – Accommodation of Needs
F-247 §483.15(e)(2) – Change of Room or Roommate
F-248 §483.15(f)(1) – Activities Program
F-249 §483.15(f)(2) – Activities Director
F-250 §483.15(g)(1) – Medically-Related Social Services
F-251 §483.15(g)(2)(3) – Employment and Qualifications of a Social Worker
F-252 §483.15(h)(1) – Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment
F-253 §483.15(h)(2) – Housekeeping and Maintenance Services
F-254 §483.15(h)(3) – Clean Bed and Bath Linens
F-255 Tag # Deleted 4-10-09. Combined with F461
F-256 §483.15(h)(5) – Adequate and Comfortable Lighting Levels
F-257 §483.15(h)(6) – Comfortable and Safe Temperature Levels
F-258 §483.15(h)(7) – Comfortable Sound Levels
F-271 §483.20(a) – Admission Orders
F-272 §483.20(b) – Comprehensive Assessments
F-273 §483.20(b)(2) – Assessment Frequency
F-274 §483.20(b)(2(ii) – Significant Change Assessment
F-275 §483.20(b)(2)(iii) – Annual Resident Assessment
F-276 §483.20(c) – Quarterly Review Assessment
F-278 §483.20(g) – Accuracy of Assessment; (h)-Coordination; (i)-Certification; (j)-Penalty for Falsification
F-279 §483.20(d) & (k) – Comprehensive Care Plans
F-280 §483.10(d)(3) & §483.20(k)(2) – Care Planning and Comprehensive Care Plans
F-281 §483.20(k)(3)(i) – Professional Standards of Quality
F-282 §483.20(k)(3)(ii) – Qualifications of Facility Staff
F-283 §483.20(l)(1) & (2) – Discharge Summary
F-284 §483.20(l)(3) – Post-Discharge Plan of Care
F-285 §483.20(e) & §483.20(m) – PASRR Program and Preadmission Screening
F-286 §483.20(d) – Assessment Data Maintained in the Resident’s Active Clinical Record
F-287 §483.20(f) – MDS Transmission Requirement
F-309 §483.25 – Quality of Care
F-310 §483.25(a); (a)(1) – ADLs – Unavoidable Decline in Resident’s ADLs
F-311 §483.25(a)(2) – Maintenance and Restorative Programs
F-312 §483.25(a)(3) – ADL Care for Dependent Residents
F-313 §483.25(b) – Vision and Hearing
F-314 §483.25(c) – Pressure Ulcers
F-315 §483.25(d) – Urinary Incontinence
F-317 §483.25(e)(1) – Unavoidable Reduction in Range of Motion
F-318 §483.25(e)(2) – Increase/Prevention of Further Decrease in Range of Motion
F-319 §483.25(f)(1) – Mental or Psychosocial Adjustment Difficulty
F-320 §483.25(f)(2) – Decreased Social Interaction / Increased Withdrawn, Angry, Depressive Behaviors
F-321 §483.25(g)(1) – Unavoidable Use of a Naso-Gastric Tube
F-322 §483.25(g)(2) – Resident Fed by a Naso-Gastric or Gastrostomy Tube
F-323 §483.25(h) – Accidents and Supervision
F-325 §483.25(i)(1) – Maintain Acceptable Parameters of Nutritional Status
F-327 §483.25(j) – Hydration
F-328 §483.25(k)(1)-(8) – Special Needs
F-329 §483.25(l) – Unnecessary Drugs
F-332 §483.25(m)(1) – Medication Error Rates
F-333 §483.25(m)(2) – Significant Medication Errors
F-334 §483.25(n) – Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations
F-353 §483.30 – Nursing Services
F-354 §483.30(b) – Registered Nurse
F-355 §483.30(c)(d) – Nursing Waivers
F-356 §483.30(e) – Nurse Staffing Information
F-360 §483.35 – Dietary Services
F-361 §483.35(a) – Staffing
F-362 §483.35(b) – Staffing of Dietary Services
F-363 §483.35(c) – Menus and Nutritional Adequacy
F-364 §483.35(d) – Preparation and Serving of Food
F-365 §483.35(d)(3) – Food: Meeting Individual Needs
F-366 §483.35(d)(4) – Offering of Food Substitutes
F-367 §483.35(e) – Therapeutic Diets
F-368 §483.35(f) – Frequency of Meals
F-369 §483.35(g) – Assistive Devices
F-371 §483.35(i)(2) – Storage, Preparation, Distribution, and Serving Food Under Sanitary Conditions
F-372 §483.35(i)(3) – Proper Disposal of Garbage and Refuse
F-373 §483.35(h) – Paid Feeding Assistants
F-385 §483.40(a) – Physician Supervision
F-386 §483.40(b) – Physician Visits
F-387 §483.40(c) – Frequency of Physician Visits
F-388 §483.40(c)(3)(4) – Personal and Alternating Physician Visits
F-389 §483.40(d) – Availability of Physicians for Emergency Care
F-390 §483.40(e)(f) – Delegation/Performance of Physician Tasks in SNFs/NFs
F-406 §483.45(a) – Provision of Specialized Rehabilitative Services
F-407 §483.45(b) – Ordering/Qualifications of Personnel Providing Specialized Rehabilitative Services
F-411 §483.55(a) – Provision of Dental Services: SNFs
F-412 §483.55(b) – Provision of Dental Services: NFs
F-425 §483.60(a)(b)(1) – Pharmacy Services
F-428 §483.60(c) – Drug Regimen Review
F-431 §483.60(b)(2)(3), (d), (e) – Controlled Substances and Labeling/Storage of Drugs and Biologicals
F-441 §483.65(a) – Infection Control Program
F-442 Tag Deleted 7-17-09. Combined with F441
F-443 Tag Deleted 7-17-09. Combined with F441
F-444 Tag Deleted 7-17-09. Combined with F441
F-445 Tag Deleted 7-17-09. Combined with F441
F-454 §483.70(a) – Physical Environment; Life Safety From Fire
F-455 §483.70(b)(c)(1) – Emergency Power; Space and Equipment
F-456 §483.70(c)(2) – Maintaining Essential Mechanical, Electrical, and Patient Care Equipment
F-457 §483.70(d)(1) – Resident Bedrooms
F-458 §483.70(d)(1)(ii) – Square Footage of Resident Bedrooms
F-459 §483.70(d)(1)(iii) – Resident Bedroom: Direct Access to Exit Corridor
F-460 §483.70(d)(1)(iv)(v) – Full Visual Privacy / Ceiling Suspended Curtains
F-461 §483.70(d)(1)(vi)(vii); (d)(2)(3) -Resident Bedroom: Windows, Bed/Bedding, Furniture, Closet Space, Room Variations
F-462 §483.70(e) – Resident Room: Toilet Facilities
F-463 §483.70(f) – Resident Call System
F-464 §483.70(g)(1)-(4) – Designated Dining and Activity Room(s), Lighting, Ventilation, Furnishings, Space
F-465 §483.70(h) – Safe, Functional, Sanitary, Comfortable Environment
F-466 §483.70(h)(1) – Water Availability: Loss of Normal Water Supply
F-467 §483.70(h)(2) – Outside Ventilation
F-468 §483.70(h)(3) – Corridor Handrails
F-469 §483.70(h)(4) – Pest Control Program
F-490 §483.75 – Facility Administration
F-491 §483.75(a) – Facility Licensing
F-492 §483.75(b)(c) – Facility Compliance with Laws, Codes, and Professional Standards and Principles
F-493 §483.75(d)(e)(1) – Governing Body / Required Training of Nursing Aides
F-494 §483.75(e)(2)(3) – Use of Individuals as a Nurse Aide
F-495 §483.75(e)(4) – Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program
F-496 §483.75(e)(5)(6)(7) – Nurse Aide Registry Verification and Retraining
F-497 §483.75(e)(8) – Nurse Aide In-Service Education
F-498 §483.75(f) – Proficiency of Nurse Aides
F-499 §483.75(g) – Professional Staff Qualifications
F-500 §483.75(h) – Use of Outside Resources
F-501 §483.75(i) – Medical Director
F-502 §483.75(j)(1) – Laboratory Services: Facility Responsibility to Provide/Obtain Lab Services
F-503 §483.75(j)(1)(i)-(iv) – In-House Labs, Blood Banks, Specimen Referrals, Agreements
F-504 §483.75(j)(2)(i) – Ordering of Laboratory Services
F-505 §483.75(j)(2)(ii) – Notifying Physician of Lab Results
F-506 §483.75(j)(2)(iii) – Transportation To/From Offsite Lab Services
F-507 §483.75(j)(2)(iv) – Filing of Lab Reports in Resident’s Clinical Record
F-508 §483.75(k)(1) – Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services
F-509 §483.75(k)(1)(i)(ii) – In-House Diagnostic Services / Diagnostic Service Agreement
F-510 §483.75(k)(2)(i) – Ordering of Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services
F-511 §483.75(k)(2)(ii) – Notifying Physician of Diagnostic Test Results
F-512 §483.75(k)(2)(iii) – Transportation Arrangements To/From Offsite Diagnostic Testing Services
F-513 §483.75(k)(2)(iv) – Filing of Diagnostic Test Results
F-514 §483.75(l)(1)&(5) – Maintaining/Content of Clinical Records
F-515 §483.75(l)(2) – Retention of Clinical Records
F-516 §483.20(f)(5); §483.75(l)(3) – Release of Resident Identifiable Information / Safeguarding Clinical Record Information
F-517 §483.75(m)(1) – Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Plans
F-518 §483.75(m)(2) – Training Staff in Emergency Procedures
F-519 §483.75(n) – Transfer Agreement
F-520 §483.75(o) – Quality Assessment and Assurance
F-522 §483.75(p) – Disclosure of Ownership
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