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CELJ Attorney Lindsay Heckler Provides Testimony to NYS Assembly on Adult Facilities

On September 28, 2017, Center for Elder Law & Justice staff attorney Lindsay Heckler testified before the New York State  Assembly Committees on Health, Social Services, and Aging on the topic of adult care facilities. As the legal liaison to the New York Long Term Care Ombudsman in Region 15, Ms. Heckler sees issues with adult

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CELJ Comments on Proposed Regulatory Revision Allowing Arbitration Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new nursing facility regulations in September 2016, which included consumer protections for residents, which prohibit nursing homes from forcing residents to arbitrate disputes.   CMS has now proposed to roll back these protections to permit nursing facilities to require residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements before

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CELJ Attorneys Lindsay Heckler & Kelly Barrett Testify Before NYS Assembly Committees

On Tuesday, February 27th, Center for Elder Law & Justice attorneys Lindsay Heckler and Kelly Barrett submitted testimony to the New York State Assembly Committees on Health, Labor, Aging and the Task Force on People with Disabilities. The committees had convened to address Home Health Work Force issues. Ms. Heckler presented the testimony, sharing experiences

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Issues Report on Survey Results of Buffalo Area Nursing Home

Last week, the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) released the survey results of nursing facility Emerald North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Emerald North) in Buffalo, New York. The facility has been a Nursing Home Compare 1-star rated facility (on a 5-star scale) since 2013. The decline in ratings comes after the transition

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CELJ IS HIRING: SEEKING A PART-TIME HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Center for Elder Law & Justice (“CELJ”) seeks a part-time Human Resources Specialist to join our growing agency. This newly formed position is responsible for providing various administrative support for the Human Resources Department, including coordination of onboarding new employees and maintaining personnel files and database information. The position also requires coordinating and promoting employee

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DAVID A. SHAPIRO TO RECEIVE THE CURA AWARD

David A. Shapiro, Esq. has been selected as the first “Outstanding Professional” recipient of The Cura Award, the NYS Kincare Coalition’s Award for Outstanding Service.  The inaugural presentation of the award will be at the NYS Kinship Navigator’s Special Luncheon on September 1st, which kicks off September as “Kinship Care Month.”  The luncheon will be Continue reading