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Session 42 | Legal and Regulatory Change is a Daily Occurrence in Long Term Care

Session Summary

This session will include changes that are occurring in the nursing center environment including Phase III of the regulations that are now in effect. This session will focus on how surveyors are interpreting the citations specific to Advance Directives and the changes providers see as a result of the pandemic in the survey process. COVID-19 has raised additional questions about how residents should take into consideration the impact of COVID-19 on their end of life decision making. Case studies will be presented and participants will be provided access to an updated Advance Directive "cheat sheet" which can be used to train staff and to educate residents and families on their rights and responsibilities to end of life decision making. This session will also identify trends in IDR and IIDR.