Survey & Regulatory

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

SR-5 - Requirements of Participation: Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Investigation

Tuesday, October 9
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

An integral part of abuse and neglect prevention and resident protection resides with the skilled nursing providers and the employees serving these individuals. The role of every provider, administrator, nurse, and employee is directed and reinforced by state laws and regulations. Failure to appropriately respond to abuse, neglect, and exploitation places vulnerable adults at risk and brings significant regulatory reprisal, including citations and enforcement actions. This session provides an overview and refresher for skilled nursing providers and employees regarding the requirements and expectations in the LTCF Requirements of Participation related to mandatory reporting and investigations of abuse and neglect.

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Elena Madrid, RN, BSN

Director of Regulatory Affairs
Washington Health Care Association

Elena Madrid joined WHCA in 2014 as the Director of Assisted Living, Residential Care, and Quality after nearly 16 years with DSHS-Residential Care Services where she was a nursing facility surveyor, complaint investigator, and a field manager responsible for the supervision of the licensors, surveyors, and complaint investigators for assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and adult family homes in eastern Washington. Elena has also worked as a director of nursing in both assisted living and skilled nursing. She is a registered nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding long term care requirements and the regulatory issues affecting long term care providers. She serves as a regulatory and clinical support person for assisted living and skilled nursing members.


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Sara Rudow, MPA

Director of Regulatory Services

Sara Rudow, MPA, has worked for over ten years on policy analysis and implementation to support the delivery of high quality health care and social services to vulnerable populations. As AHCA’s Director of Regulatory Services, Sara works closely with colleagues, members, and other partners to share information, develop resources, and provide advocacy on critical regulatory issues facing nursing centers. Prior to coming to AHCA, Sara led projects analyzing federal health care programs serving the elderly, disabled, and economically vulnerable and provided technical assistance to federal grantees. She also worked as an analyst at the US Government Accountability Office, reviewing and providing recommendations to improve the implementation of federal health care programs. Rooted in her early experiences as a case worker in a residential treatment center for young people with multiple disabilities, Sara is committed to bringing the voices of care providers into the policymaking process.


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SR-5 - Requirements of Participation: Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Investigation

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