Kenneth L. Burgess

Kenneth L. Burgess

Poyner Spruill LLP

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CMS Issues New Surveyor Guidance on Initiating CPR in Nursing Homes and Facility CPR/DNR Policies

In a highly publicized recent case in California, a registered nurse working in an independent living facility refused to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an elderly resident who was experiencing respiratory...more

11/27/2013 - Advance Directives CMS Healthcare Long Term Care Facilities Medical Liability Nurses Nursing Homes SNF

Shorts on Long Term Care December 2012

In this issue: - Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care An excerpt from "Make Me a Channel of Your...more

12/17/2012 - Advance Directives CMS End-of-Life-Care SNF

CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care

By the time you read this article, if you are a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you will already be subject to new surveyor guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on advance directives and...more

12/17/2012 - Advance Directives CMS Federal Patient Self-Determination Act SNF

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