Compliance

Medical Board Updates Required ‘Notice to Consumers’ Signage

The Medical Board of California (MBC) has updated its required “Notice to Consumers” signage — effective Jan. 1 — for physicians, research psychoanalysts, licensed midwives, and polysomnographic technologists, technicians, and trainees.   For practitioners working in hospitals or clinics, the MBC requires a sign be posted in an area visible to patients, in at least 38-point […]

CMS Issues Guidance, FAQs, Survey Procedures for Rural Emergency Hospitals 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on the enrollment and conversion process for rural emergency hospitals (REHs), FAQs, and a newly developed State Operations Manual Appendix (Appendix O) with survey procedures.   Interpretive guidelines for REHs are still pending and will be released at a future date.  The state of California […]

Important Legal Changes to Psychiatric Holds in 2023

This webinar will provide a review of new state laws affecting all hospitals that treat patients on an involuntary psychiatric hold including hospital emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric services. It will describe the intersection of hospital EMTALA requirements and the involuntary psychiatric hold process. Audience:Health Care Executives, Case Managers, Social Workers, Risk Managers, Emergency Department […]