The Covid Crisis and Nursing Home Reform

By Brandon Vogel

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is examining why a disproportionate number of residents died from COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state.

Nearly 6,700 coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes in New York State, the most of any state. According to the New York Times, 40% of all coronavirus deaths in the United States are linked to nursing homes and they account for 7% of all the cases in the country.

NYSBA has launched a series of webinars addressing issues in long-term care, and particularly what has led to the disastrous impact of COVID-19 and what reforms are needed. This program will lay out the fundamentals of the nursing home industry: its legal structure, oversight, funding and ownership, and the realities of enforcement. The presenters will discuss issues with staffing, infection and quality control, profit vs. non-profit ownership, and the debates over liability and immunity that have become so heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on the first webinar, “Nursing Home Reform: The COVID Crisis And Regulations, Oversight And The Economics Of Nursing Homes” on Monday.

In August, NYSBA created the Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long Term Care to study this timely issue. Its deliberations are ongoing.

Details:

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Elder Law & Special Needs Section Task Force on Long-Term Care Facilities Reform & Oversight, Long Term Care Community Coalition 

Speaker:
David Kronenberg, Esq.,
Goldfarb Abrandt & Salzman, New York City

Introduction to Program 

Moderator: Andria Adigwe, Esq., Hinman, Howard & Kattell, Binghamton

10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. COVID in Nursing Homes: How We Got Here; The Nursing Home System & Standards; Oversight & Enforcement of Standards in Nursing Homes

Speakers:
Richard Mollot, Esq.,
Long Term Care Community Coalition
John Dalli, Esq.,
Dalli & Marino, Mineola

10:55 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Nursing Home Economics in New York State; Provider Immunity

Speakers:
Richard Mollot, Esq.,
Long Term Care Community Coalition
John Dalli, Esq.,
Dalli & Marino, Mineola

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Question & Answer

Speaker:
Joanne Seminara, Esq.,
Grimaldi & Yeung, Brooklyn

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Contact: Brandon Vogel
[email protected]
518-487-5644

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