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Our nursing home profile series includes reports authored by CELJ attorneys following the NYS Department of Health (DOH)’s issuance of survey results of area CMS NHC one-star facilities. Factors that will trigger a profile on a one-star nursing facility will depend on the DOH annual survey results and whether cited deficiencies have been identified as Immediate Jeopardy, or Actual Harm that is not Immediate Jeopardy, or when a repeat deficiency is cited.

Emerald North Report Emerald North Press Release


Our brochures provide basic information about our agency and some of the individual units. Download or view them here. If you are a service provider or other agency, and would like to request copies of our brochures for distribution, please email us with your request.


Download or view our self-help or informational guides for more in-depth information on a variety of topics. Please note that these guides are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an attorney-client relationship, nor are they to be considered legal advice.


MedLaw Legal Assistance Center Coming to ECMC,” (February 2017) by Rachel Baldassaro, Esq.; Bar Association of Erie County Bulletin.

Powers of Attorney: Ascertaining Capacity?” (Fall 2016) by Sarah Duval, Esq. & Mayla Kurzweil Levin; NYSBA Elder and Special Needs Law Journal. Vol. 26, No. 4.

Access to Justice in Buffalo and Beyond- Making the Justice System More Welcoming for Refugees,” (2016) by Fidele Menavanza, MS, LLB; Impact Center for Public Interest Law. Book 14.

Updates to the New York State Family Offense Petition Provide New Protections from Financial Exploitation,” (Winter 2015) by Sarah Duval, Esq.; NYSBA Elder and Special Needs Law Journal. Vol. 25, No. 1.

“From the ‘Declaration of Sentiments’ to the ‘Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women’: Towards Expanding Global Women’s Movement,” (August 20, 2015) by Fidele Menavanza;


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