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Marginalizing LGBTQ Seniors Hits Close to Home For CELJ CEO

  My daughter is gay. When she came out to us, her father and I felt that, although she was bound to face discrimination in her lifetime, we knew she was supported by her family, educated on her rights and perfectly able to take care of herself.  We felt that living in New York, her…

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UB Law Student’s Work Instrumental in Federal Court Medicare Win

Chief Federal District Judge Geraci’s January 26, 2018 decision in Elder v. Hargan, Case # 16-CV-290 FPG (WDNY), opens up a new door to obtaining Medicare coverage of medical care in a skilled nursing facility.   Noting the Secretary of Health and Human Services had misinterpreted her own regulations, Judge Geraci found “…[t]he regulations clearly contemplate…

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CELJ is Hiring!

Two Year, Full Time, Contract Assignment (partial benefits offered) The Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. (“CELJ”) is seeking to fill an exciting new position for a Dynamic Attorney with a technological background.  Job Specifications: Development & Expansion of our Legal Risk Detection application software The Legal Risk Detector, is a web-based legal health…

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive…

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CELJ Comments on Proposed Regulatory Revision Allowing Arbitration Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new nursing facility regulations in September 2016, which included consumer protections for residents, which prohibit nursing homes from forcing residents to arbitrate disputes.   CMS has now proposed to roll back these protections to permit nursing facilities to require residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements before…

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