Patient Rights—Abuse and Restraints in Hospitals
Overview: PPS Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and
PPS Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and Joint Commission, one of the most cited deficiencies is the Within that condition, most non-compliances come from the regulations governing abuse, restraints and seclusion.
- Explain CMS definitions of abuse and restraints
- Describe abuse investigation requirements
- Describe the documentation requirements for restraints and seclusion
CE’s: Certificate of attendance
Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC, Ruzicka Consulting
Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.
Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.
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