(1) The agency shall establish an early warning system to detect conditions in nursing facilities that could be detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of residents. The early warning system shall include, but not be limited to, analysis of financial and quality-of-care indicators that would predict the need for the agency to take action pursuant to the authority set forth in this part.
(2) The agency shall also create teams of experts that can function as rapid response teams to visit nursing facilities identified through the agency’s early warning system. Rapid response teams may visit facilities that request the agency’s assistance. The rapid response teams shall not be deployed for the purpose of helping a facility prepare for a regular survey.