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During an Operational Site Visit (OSV), the health center is required to demonstrate compliance with certain clinical elements by providing patient samples. In accordance with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Compliance Manual (HRSA Compliance Manual) and HRSA Site Visit Protocol (Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol (SVP) | Bureau of Primary Health Care (hrsa.gov)), patient samples are required for the following clinical chapters:
As referenced in the HRSA Sampling Review Resource Guide (Sampling Review Resource Guide), health center staff are responsible for the selection of all patient samples. In addition, the HRSA Sampling Review Resource Guide provides the sample composition and required content for each sample subset in each chapter.
Factors to consider when selecting patient samples:
It is important for health centers to remember that patient samples are required in areas outside of the Clinical Chapters. Health centers should utilize the HRSA Site Visit Protocol in collaboration with the HRSA Sampling Review Resource Guide to prepare patient samples in advance.