Every person in healthcare has the right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It is important for you to promote and uphold this right. Federal, state, and local laws have put specific legislation in place to help ensure the protection of this right. One piece of legislation you should be familiar with that addresses abuse, neglect, and exploitation is the Elder Justice Act. Within the Elder Justice Act is a provision that makes certain individuals responsible for reporting any reasonable suspicion of a crime that occurs against persons residing in long-term care facilities as defined under this act and explained in the next section. In this course, you will learn your responsibilities under the Elder Justice Act.
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 0.5000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Elder Justice Act
B. Your Responsibility
C. Proper Authorities
D. Meet Jacqueline
E. Meet Pam
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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