Three-member medical review panels will examine the merits of malpractice and neglect claims against assisted living communities and other healthcare settings before the claims go to court under a new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on March 16.
South Dakota has become the 22nd state to authorize nurse practitioners to provide a full scope of services — diagnosing, treating, managing care and prescribing medicines and therapies — independently. The change could affect staffing in senior living communities, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
A Florida senator has introduced legislation he says is intended to protect residents from fraud perpetrated by continuing care retirement communities operating in the state, but a Sunshine State advocacy group maintains that the bill will have unintended consequences if passed as written.