CLIENT ADVISORY: Revised Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities will Require Operational Changes

The previous Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities (22VAC40-72) are being repealed and will be replaced with new comprehensive regulations (22VAC40-73).[1] The new regulations take effect on February 1, 2018, although the Department of So… Read More
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CLIENT ADVISORY: A New CMS Survey Process is Headed to Your Nursing Facility

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to implement a new long-term care survey process on November 28, 2017. This new process is part of a larger regulatory revision to implement parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Im… Read More
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CLIENT ADVISORY: Physician Scope of Practice and Board of Medicine Due Process Illustrated in Recent Appeals Court Decisions

Two recent Virginia Court of Appeals decisions illustrate important morals:  If a provider chooses to practice outside the scope of her specialty and training or opts to use alternative courses of treatment, she may encounter licensing board sanctio… Read More
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CLIENT ADVISORY: New SAMHSA Rules on Substance Use Treatment Record Disclosure Released

On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a Final Rule that revises the requirements for the disclosure of substance use disorder patient records. Barring intervention by the Trump administr… Read More
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