All ICFs/IID must meet specific federal requirements.
A deficiency is a failure on the part of the facility to meet a federal standard specified in SOM Appendix J.
The form CMS 2567 Statement of Deficiencies, specifies the deficient practice identified during a survey or investigation. It supports the citation with evidence about how the facility failed to comply with federal requirements (W tags).
If a surveyor cites a tag, Regulatory Services will mail the HHS Form 3724 and CMS 2567 to the facility within 10 business days from the date of exit.