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Healthcare Horizons Webinar Series: Allegations of Abuse and Neglect in the Post-Acute Environment


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Legal Responsibilities, Reporting Requirements and Obligation to Investigate

Federal statutes and regulations and most state licensing statutes mandate that allegations of abuse and neglect be investigated and reported to law enforcement agencies and state survey agencies. How a facility handles abuse and neglect allegations can make the difference between a situation being viewed as a routine matter or as a serious event.

This webinar addresses legal responsibilities, reporting requirements and the obligation to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect that may occur in post-acute care facilities.


  • Background on the prevalence of abuse and neglect in post-acute care settings
  • Federal Elder Justice Act for reporting requirements by covered individuals
  • Legal definitions of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
  • Importance of policies, procedures and staff training in preventing, detecting and reporting abuse
  • Investigative steps to take when facing allegations of abuse and neglect
  • Tips on documenting corrective activity and developing action plans as investigative follow-up

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT

Who Should Attend
Post-acute care industry leadership, including: administrators, owners, operators, officials, directors, financial officers, compliance officers, directors of nursing, social workers and social service designees.

Continuing Education Credits
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total clock hours and 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS. Approval # 05112014-1.00-13816-dl-AVCONF

This program is pending approval for Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Texas Continuing Legal Education credit.

Contact Stephanie Dorssom at 314.345.6646.

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