Updated Visitation Guidelines for Adult Care Facilities

Submitted by Bria Lewis, Esq., Staff Attorney On March 3, 2022, NYS Department of Health (DOH) updated their visitation guidelines for adult care facilities (ACFs). These rules echo the guidelines that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released on November 12, 2021 (see previous CELJ blog post) for nursing homes. We welcome the updated…

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In New York, Identity Theft Is Elder Abuse

Erin Riker, Esq. – Technology-Based Legal Services Attorney New York has recently enacted legislation that legally classifies identity theft against an older adult as elder abuse. Although identity theft has always been illegal, this legislation gives the Office for the Aging and non-governmental agencies additional authority to provide services for seniors who are victims of…

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