I'm an administrator who's read all of this stuff about overuse of antipsychotics on long-term care residents. I like and trust my director of nursing, medical director and clinical staff — to a degree, that is — but what can I do to REALLY know that we're not overusing this stuff, and would not be liable for some sort of adverse regulatory or court findings?
Our facility is encountering financial difficulties. What do we need to keep in mind about the legal implications of defaults under our loan documents and negotiating with our lender?
I'm tired of losing informal dispute resolution proceedings. How can I win one?
What happens if we contract with an alternate pressure-surface vendor that claims we'll lower our pressure-ulcer rates by using its product, but our incidents actually increase? Can we sue?
Are emails between nursing staff and supervisors commenting on a resident's status — such as cautions about keeping an eye on a resident who ultimately falls into a bad condition (pressure ulcer, etc.) — considered protected "work product" that can't be used in legal-case research?