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The New Power of Attorney Laws: What Health Care Facilities Need to Know to Avoid Liability

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by Senior Associate Dana Walsh Sivak New York State recently passed legislation simplifying the Power of Attorney (POA) document and its execution.  Every Power of Attorney executed on or after […]

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70/40 Staffing Requirement: Anything But “Reform”

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The 2021-22 Executive Budget includes a provision to limit nursing home profit margins by requiring that a minimum of 70% of nursing home revenue be spent on direct resident care, […]

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Suozzi’s WISH Act a Good Start; More is Needed

Opinion by Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. as published in Long Island Business News U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) introduced federal legislation last week that provides for the creation of […]

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End-of-Life Health Care Decisions – What Skilled Nursing Facilities Should Know About the Family Health Care Decisions Act and Guardianships

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Nursing homes are entrusted with ensuring that residents’ end-of-life health care decisions for their residents are carried out in accordance with the wishes of the residents, and in full compliance […]

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PRUCOL: Qualifying Residents Without Legal Immigration Status for Institutional Medicaid Benefits

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Healthcare facilities are often unaware until a resident enters its doors that the individual may have a problematic immigration status that can affect their institutional Medicaid eligibility.  Luckily, by filing […]

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WHO’s WHO: Healthcare Law

Published in Long Island Business News Special Section June 2021 Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC in Melville. In practice for more […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex – in Residential Health Care Facilities

Just because individuals get older or suffer from cognitive impairment doesn’t mean they lose the desire to engage in sex, whether that is with a longtime spouse or partner or […]

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HOLY SMOKE! Recreational Marijuana Use in New York: What Does It Mean for Your Facility?

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New Yorkers are abuzz with the news that the state has legalized recreational adult use of marijuana effective September 2022. Under the Compassionate Care Act, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and […]

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Navigating the New Discharge Process for Nursing Home Residents

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Nursing home reform laws have been passed in the New York State legislature and more are on the way as our state government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]

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Is Your SNF Ready for the Pandemic After Shock: Reform Bills Pass this Week

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As we approach the one-year mark of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the promise of increased vaccinations and “herd immunity” come along with the heartbreaking news that 500,000+ Americans […]

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