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Medical marijuana: Hashing out the legal issues

July 29, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Many states have legalized medical marijuana, but when it comes to Medicare participants, it’s federal law that matters.

Extreme honesty: Medical errors and full disclosure

May 31, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Mistakes and “near misses” can and will happen. But, how a facility discloses an error can affect everything from the CMS response to the family’s reaction.

Dealing with disruptive visitors

March 25, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq

Residents have a right to visitors, but SNFs must maintain safety and the rights of others. Long-Term Living's Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz shares some complicated cases and offers intervention strategies from chief medical directors.

Predatory legal advertising: How nursing homes can respond

February 17, 2016  |  By Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN

Legal advertisements that aim to exploit nursing homes often hit way below the belt, and nursing homes have the right to challenge them. Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN, explains what nursing homes can do to fight back against misleading and deceptive legal advertisements.

A tale of two transfers

November 25, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN

Avoiding legal issues with improper resident transfers takes close examination of the reason why transfers are needed and all the right documentation.

Resident smoking policies

September 25, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN

Where there's smoke.... If you allow your residents to light up, don’t get burned by your safety policies. Long-Term Living's legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains CMS rules on resident smoking and shares strategies for safe smoking policies.

Side-tracked by side rails

July 21, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Side rails may sound like a great safety tool, but unless the use of side rails is properly assessed and documented, their usage can pose great risks to residents and the facility.

Sexual Intimacy and Dementia: Fulfilling a Basic Need or Resident Abuse?

June 8, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN

Can a resident with dementia provide true consent for sexual intimacy? Can an intimate relationship, even between spouses, ever be considered abuse? Answer: It depends.

Nursing home negligence?

April 20, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Negligence has specific legal definitions—and personal injury lawyers love to muddy them. Long-Term Living legal blogger Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD, explains what nursing homes can do to protect themselves.

Charting with a jury in mind

January 5, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

How well does your nursing staff know your facility's protocols on charting? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains why poor documentation can be a risk to both resident care and liability.

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