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Ask the Legal Expert about ... understaffing lawsuits

Ask the Legal Expert about ... understaffing lawsuits

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I read about a state supreme court upholding class-action status for a lawsuit alleging "chronic understaffing." How do we insulate ourselves from such allegations?

Ask the Legal Expert about ... telemedicine

Ask the Legal Expert about ... telemedicine

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What are your thoughts on the rising attention given to telemedicine? Are we more at risk, using clinicians miles away and viewing resident conditions and records off-site? What precautions or pre-conditions to adopting it should we take?

Ask the Legal Expert about ... 24/7 visitor policies

Ask the Legal Expert about ... 24/7 visitor policies

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We adopted a 24/7 visitor policy after much encouragement. Unfortunately, we occasionally get disruptive visitors. What can we do to restrict this without receiving complaints?

Ask the Legal Expert about ... background checks

Ask the Legal Expert about ... background checks

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We do background checks on new employees. But now there's word we'll be getting sued because a relatively new nurse aide allegedly improperly touched certain residents. How can we avoid a potentially nightmarish sexual assault scenario we knew nothing about, nor could have foreseen?

Ask The Legal Expert about ... compliance programs

Ask The Legal Expert about ... compliance programs

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What's needed for a vibrant compliance program in today's increasingly scrutinized legal climate?

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