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City of Chicago Imposes Licensing Requirement Upon Pharmaceutical Representatives

USA - December 1 2016 Last week, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance requiring pharmaceutical sales representatives to obtain a license in order to promote...

Edward D. Rickert, Mark W. Bina, Laura D. Pone.


New CMS Regulation Prohibits Nursing Facilities from Using Pre-Admission Binding Arbitration Agreements

USA - September 29 2016 Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule that would bar long-term care facilities that participate in Medicare...

Jaya F. White, Mark W. Bina, Edward L. Holloran, III, Laura D. Pone.


The Use of Workplace Violence Restraining Orders in Response to Abusive Residents and Family Members

USA - August 30 2016 One of the most difficult problems faced on a regular basis by SNFs and Assisted Living Facilities is that of dealing with the resident or family...


Attention Nursing Facilities: Immediate Imposition of Civil Money Penalties

USA - August 29 2016 Nursing homes continue to be a focus of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS issued a memorandum titled, "Mandatory Immediate...

Jaya F. White.


Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram.Has Your Facility Addressed These Media in Your Resident Abuse Prevention Policies? Now is the Timethe Surveyors are Coming!

USA - August 29 2016 Attention skilled nursing facilities! Does your facility address social media in its resident abuse prevention policies? If not, you better act...

Jaya F. White.