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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update December 2, 2022

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Updates for this week: December 2, 2022

  • Another South Dakota Nursing Home Set to Close in Elk Point
  • GP QIN Updates
  • Governor Noem Signs Executive Order Banning Tik Tok for state government agencies, employees, & contractors using state devices
  • Reminders from DOH OLC, Diana Weiland, on survey preparation
  • States petition CMS to rescind vaccine mandate
  • Life Safety – Holiday Tree & Décor Reminders
  • Reminder – Are your visitation policies posted and in compliance with SD 34-12-67, 68 and 69
  • Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year. 
  • The Importance of Timely Use of COVID-19 Therapeutics
  • New CMS Memo for Hospitals on Workplace Violence – but could flow over to other settings
  • CDC Clarifies Infection Control Practices
  • Keep your eyes on the National Labor Relations Board Propose Rule on Joint Employer Status
  • CMS Quality in Focus Provider/Supplier Training
  • New Infection Control Resources Available in Spanish
  • OIG Report on Psychotropics in Nursing Homes
  • HHS Proposed Changes to Rules Governing Substance Use Treatment Records.
  • CDC Updates Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Specific Congregate Community Settings
  • CDC Up-to-Date Vaccination Definition
  • SNF VBP Quarterly Reports Now Available
  • Hospice & Accountability Messaging
  • LeadingAge Letter: Lame Duck Immigration Priorities
  • LeadingAge and Other National Hospice Associations Write Letter to CMS on Increasing Hospice Oversight.
  • Employers’ Request Lame Duck Immigration Activity
  • LeadingAge Reacts to White House COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Campaign
  • Aging and Families Task Force Chair to be Next Minority Leader
  • Webinar on Nutrition and Companionship
  • Check out SDAHO’s NEW Hospice & Palliative Care Web Pages
  • Legislative Forum Schedule – Join us!

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Events This Month


30may11:00 am12:00 pmEmployee Accountability: How to Address Problem Behaviors and AttitudesSDAHO Webinar

30may11:00 am12:00 pmExploring an Evidence-based Toolkit and Tailoring Messages to Specific Audiences

30may11:30 am12:30 pmSerious Illness DiscussionMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

30may12:00 pm1:00 pmOverview of Proposed IPPS Rule (FY) 2025AHA Webinar

31may9:00 am3:00 pmEmpowerED Leadership ConferenceSDAHEC Conference

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