Webinar: Regulatory High-Risk Areas for Hospitals

11aug1:00 pm2:00 pmWebinar: Regulatory High-Risk Areas for Hospitals

Event Details

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Every year there is increasing risk for general acute and critical access hospitals (both accredited and non-accredited) to be found out of compliance with one or more Conditions of Participation during a routine survey or a complaint investigation. Which areas are of highest risk for Condition Level deficiencies? This session reviews the areas of Infection Control, Patient Rights, Physical Environment and EMTALA where deficiencies in high level disinfection, abuse, suicide/ligature risk are the most common causes of Condition Level Deficiencies. What do hospitals need to do to prevent these deficiencies?


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.


Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $25 for SDAHO Member facilities.

*Included in convention alternative education opportunity – click here for more info


(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST