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Jim Rowe

Training clears facility, not aides, in heat-related death

Two former caretakers at an Illinois long-term care facility have been charged with Class 3 felony counts of criminal neglect in the death of a 69-year-old resident with developmental disabilities, who was left in a van for several hours with outside temperatures above 90 degrees.

Attorney John Durso, Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Ask the legal expert … about surveyor citations

One of the first opportunities for a facility to refute surveyor citations or deficiencies and have the survey agency remove them is the Informal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) process or, when CMS has imposed a civil money penalty that the facility must place in an escrow account, the Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (“IIDR”) process. (IDR and IIDR are collectively “IDR.”)

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