Nursing Homes

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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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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