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TitleHCAM LTC Legal Forum
LocationHilton Garden Inn
Address 633 N. Canal Rd
Lansing, MI
Dates 12/2/2019 to 12/2/2019
Time 7:30 AM to 3:45 PM

This training, designed by the HCAM Education Committee, has been developed to provide guidance on the most pressing legal topics impacting our membership today.

Join us for this interactive forum to prepare your facility to navigate the roads ahead.

NHA: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 6 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Contact KistiBoatright@hcam.org for further information.

7:30 am Registration Opens
8:00-8:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15-9:15 am Common Mistakes Among Long-Term Care Employers
9:20-10:20 am Walk the Line: Establishing Appropriate Social Media Policies to Protect Residents, Employees & the Facility
10:35-11:35 am Who Has the Authority? Advance Directives, Guardianships, and Conservatorships Demystified
11:40-12:10 pm Professional Licensing Investigations: What You Need to Know to Survive
12:10-12:55 pm Lunch Break
12:55-1:55 pm When the AG Comes Knocking...Vulnerable Adult Abuse
2:10-3:10 pm Sam is Coming for You! What Do Facilities Get Sued for and What to Do About it
3:15-3:45 pm What Every SNF Needs to Know About Compliance

This workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 633 N. Canal Rd., Lansing, MI 48917. HCAM/MCAL has secured a discounted group rate at the hotel of $129++ per night if booked prior to November 8. Room availability and/or the discounted group rate is NOT guaranteed. To reserve your room now, call 517-999-9930 and mention “HCAM.”

Common Mistakes Among Long-Term Care Employers
Grant Pecor, JD, Clark Hill PLC

This session will provide an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. In doing so, the session will cover some of the more common errors employers make related to their employees, including wage and hour issues, union bargaining laws, and leave obligations. Discussion will include recent investigations by the DOL on meal break policies resulting in hefty settlements.

Walk the Line: Establishing Appropriate Social Media Policies to Protect Residents, Employees & the Facility
Terry Bonnette, JD, MS, Nemeth Law

PCCMS has instructed State Survey Agency Directors to survey nursing home policies and procedures related to prohibiting staff from taking or using photographs and recordings in a manner that would demean or humiliate residents -- including posting on social media. The NLRB has taken the position that employees have the right to engage in concerted activity which sometimes extends to documenting workplace issues and posting them on social media. Where is the line between the resident’s right to privacy and freedom from abuse and the employee’s right to engage in protected activity? This session will help to define that line and identify best practices for developing social media/technology use policies that balance those rights.

Who Has the Authority? Advance Directives, Guardianships, and Conservatorships Demystified
Margaret Chamberlain, JD, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP

Advance Directives, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Oh My! What direction to go and what do each of these entail? Providers need to understand who can make which decisions for their residents, what decisions can be made, and when they can make them. Margaret Chamberlain will share insights and guidance on legal authority for decision making along with implementing Advance Care Planning.

Professional Licensing Investigations: What You Need to Know to Survive
Margaret Chamberlain, JD, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP

With the recent increase in professional licensing investigations, it is imperative that nursing home administrators and other health professionals understand how these investigations start, how the process works, the professional’s rights throughout the process, along with the potential consequences of an investigation.

When the Attorney General Comes Knocking...Vulnerable Adult Abuse
Andy Rothman, JD, Lebenbom & Rothman PC

The prevention and prosecution of abuse committed against vulnerable adults is one of the goals of Michigan’s Attorney General. We all have seen the press releases as nursing assistants are being charged with 4th degree abuse after failing to follow the care plan. Some are investigated by the bureau; others by the AG’s office. So what should you do when you hear them knocking? Learn how to effectively answer their questions while protecting what is truly Quality Assurance and your employees.

Sam is Coming for You! What Do Facilities Get Sued For and What To Do About It
David Wiegel, JD, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Long-term care providers continue to face frequent lawsuits by residents and their families. What do facilities get sued for the most? Can anything be done to reduce the chances of this happening or lessen the severity of a lawsuit? What does a facility do if served with a lawsuit? What steps does a facility need to take afterwards? Join David Wiegel in this enlightening session to learn common issues that are the subject of lawsuits, steps to lessen the severity of a lawsuit, and what to do if you get sued!

What Every SNF Needs to Know About Compliance
Margaret Chamberlain, JD, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP

While compliance programs in skilled nursing facilities have been around for quite awhile, they will now be required in Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation. It is critical for facilities to understand how to integrate compliance programs into their operations without eroding privileges afforded by state and federal laws.

HCAM Registration Policies
RegistrationPlease utilize this form to register for the 2019 HCAM Legal Forum. Completed forms should be mailed to HCAM at 7413 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 or faxed to (517) 627-3016. Registrations with credit card information CANNOT be accepted via email.
Event Confirmation
After your registration form has been processed, an event confirmation will be emailed to your attention. Please be sure to include a current email address on this form. If you do not receive a confirmation within 14 business days, please contact Kisti via email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing by e-mail to KistiBoatright@hcam.org. Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted. Individual registration fees, less a 25% processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to Nov. 15. Cancellations received after Nov. 15 and no-show registrants, will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future program.
Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to participate, may send an alternate in their place. Please contact Kisti at KistiBoatright@hcam.org with the first and last name, title, and facility/company of both the original registrant and the alternate to process this request.
Dietary Restrictions/Special Accommodations
Individuals with special dietary restrictions, or those who require special accommodations to fully participate in this program, should contact HCAM in writing by e-mail to KistiBoatright@hcam.org at the time of registration, detailing their request or restriction.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participating in, HCAM/MCAL events and/or activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to HCAM/MCAL’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant/attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.
Should you have questions, please contact Kisti by phone at (517) 622-6194 or by email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.

Available Spaces
Fees $200.00 - Member Rate AFTER Nov. 15 - Per Person
$300.00 - Non-Member Rate - Per Person

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