1st Component: The Regulatory Reference


The regulatory reference:

  • lists the survey tag;
    • W tag, K tag, M tag, or S tag
  • indicates the references; and
    • CFR, LSC, or TAC
  • describes the requirements that the facility must meet.


Example of a Regulatory Reference

W251 - §483.440(d)(3), Program Implementation


Except for those facets of the individual program plan (IPP) that must be implemented only by licensed personnel, each individual's IPP must be implemented by all staff who work with the individual, including professional, paraprofessional, and nonprofessional staff.