NOTE: This page and the associated document is archival and is not being updated. Current Risk Management thoughts for SNFs related to COVID-19 is maintained on the EVOLVE COVID-19 SNF LEGAL HUB.
There are a lot of excellent resources available for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) providing guidance with regard to clinical prevention and response to the recent Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). We are not endeavoring to offer any suggestions in this regard. Coronavirus SNF
Rather, as lawyers and consultants, we offer our unique voice to the ongoing conversation in order to provide some thoughts about risk management and potential future legal defense. That is, we know that when bad things happen, people (clients, employees, lawyers, the government) will point the finger.
We offer suggestions in the document linked below that are designed to assist SNFs in making sure that they have documentation in place to support that they have followed community standards and best practices in planning for, and potentially responding to, COVID-19.
**The Checklist linked above is Version 1.3. If you have a prior version, you should update to the most recent version. Original post: 3/6/20. Current version: 3/17/20**
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