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(a) Medical attendance.
(1) Patient's Physician. All persons admitted to any nursing or convalescent home shall be under the care of a licensed physician. The name, address and telephone number of the physician attending each patient shall be recorded for ready reference.
(2) Emergency Physicians. All institutions shall arrange for one (1) or more licensed physicians to be called in an emergency.
(3) Physician's Order for Medication or Treatment. No medication or treatment shall be given except on the written order of a physician.
(4) Physicians' Visits. Patients in nursing homes shall be visited by a licensed physician at least every two (2) months.
(b) Nursing service.
(1) Head Nurse. Nursing homes shall have a qualified nurse responsible for the nursing service. A qualified nurse shall mean a graduate nurse registered in this state, or a practical nurse licensed in this state; provided, that a graduate nurse eligible for registration in this state or a practical nurse eligible for licensure in this state may be considered qualified for three (3) months pending registration or licensure in this state.
(2) Personnel Generally; Minimum Bedside Care Required. Sufficient personnel shall be employed to give adequate care to patients both day and night. A minimum of two (2) hours of bedside care per patient per day is required.
(3) Relief Personnel. Provisions shall be made for relief personnel during vacation or other relief periods.
(4) Circulative Nurses; Emergency Procedures.
a. In institutions located in structures equipped with an automatic sprinkler system approved by the fire marshal, a minimum of one (1) nursing employee for each twenty-five (25) patients shall be circulating throughout the institution at all times.
b. In institutions located in structures not equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, a minimum of one (1) nursing employee for each twenty-five (25) patients shall be circulating throughout the institution at all times; provided, that between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. one (1) nursing employee for each fifteen (15) patients shall be circulating throughout the institution at all times and be available in case of fire or other emergency. However, in calculating the number of nursing employees required to be circulating at all times between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., in addition to at least one (1), credit of one-half person may be allowed from sixteen (16) to forty-five (45) patients for an employee, owner, operator or licensee who is actually on the premises and is able and readily available to respond to emergencies.
c. All persons assigned duties in nursing homes shall be instructed in emergency procedures and as to the locations of all patients and means of evacuation in emergencies.
(5) Personal Attention and Care of Patients. Each patient shall be given such personal attention and care including personal attention and care including personal hygiene, as is ordered or indicated.
(c) Dental and specialized care. Dental care and other specialized forms of medical and surgical services shall be arranged for on the order of the attending physician. (Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 89-49.)