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Webcast Presentation
F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors

PDF Version of DQA 09-053  (PDF, 56 KB)

Date: December 11, 2009
To: Nursing Homes NH 27
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Director
Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education, Education Services Section, is pleased to announce the availability of a taped web cast presentation titled, "F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors".

On July 20, 2009, CMS issued revisions to Appendix PP - Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities for F-tag 441. These updated guidelines became effective September 30, 2009.


  • Identify and describe the revisions to the interpretive guidelines for Infection Control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contents of the revised guidance to surveyors for F441.
  • Appropriately and accurately utilize the revised guidance and investigative protocol during the survey process.

Intended Audience:

Long-term care surveyors and nursing home providers.


Vicky Griffin, Nurse Consultant and Bob Huncosky, Nursing Home Program Specialist

Web Link:

If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Griffin, DQA Nursing Consultant at


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