In This Issue
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace – Over the nearly six years that we’ve published Shorts, the newsletter has changed, probably because I, as primary writer, have changed. In 2006 when we launched Shorts, it was admittedly a “marketing” piece, designed to inform our readers about new happenings in the law, health care operations, clinical developments and all things “long term care.”

CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care – By the time you read this article, if you are a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you will already be subject to new surveyor guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on advance directives and residents’ rights to determine care at the end of life.

Ken’s Quote of the Month

“You have enemies? Good.
That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
~ Winston Churchill

Happy Holidays from the Health Law Group of Poyner Spruill LLP

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