CMS, Arbitration, and Long Term Care Facilities: Round Two

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Author: Amy L. Dilday What is the status of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation for arbitration agreements with residents of long term care facilities?  Once again, like it was three years ago, it is on hold.  In 2016, the CMS drafted a major overhaul of its regulations governing nursing homes and assisted living…

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It’s Time to Implement Your Medical Marijuana Policy

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Author: Amy L. Dilday With thirty-three states and the District of Columbia having passed laws legalizing marijuana in some form, it’s time for hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities to create, finalize, and put their medical marijuana policies into effect. Eleven states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. In twenty-two additional states, marijuana…

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McCumber Daniels Secures First Order Confirming that the Federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act Preempts Florida’s Amendment 7

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Author: Amy L. Dilday On September 5, 2019, McCumber Daniels Buntz Hartig Puig and Ross’s appellate attorney, Amy Dilday, secured a win on behalf of Tampa General Hospital on a motion for summary judgment that pitted Florida’s Amendment 7 against the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.  Article X, section 25 of Florida’s Constitution (commonly referred…

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