Ginger Lynch Landy was recently quoted in the McKnight’s Senior Living publication regarding the passage of legislation to allow for Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA) in New York State.
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2016 Emergency Preparedness Webinar and Audio Conference Series for Adult Care Facilities
NYSCAL Emergency Preparedness Webinar For NYC Providers
Data Security and HIPAA in Assisted Living: Practical Tips about Compliance Security and Current Trends
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
NYSCAL, in conjunction with NYC DOHMH, is hosting a free Webinar for all New York City Providers; Members and Non-Members. The topic is: Cyber (Data) Security & HIPAA in Assisted Living: Practical Tips about Compliance Security & Current Trends. Presented by: Kurt Bratten, ESQ., O’Connell & Aronowitz
This webinar will discuss the trends and increasing risks associated with data breaches experienced by businesses of all sizes and levels of sophistication, including assisted living and long term care facilities. With an emphasis on the most recently imposed requirements under the HIPAA Final Rule, this session will review how facilities are affected by the requirements of the HITECH Act and what facilities MUST DO to meet their obligations. This session will offer practical tips about data security and compliance. NYSCAL will provide CEUs for participation. Once you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before the webinar, you will receive instructions on how to login for the webinar and a phone number to call in for the audio version. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Erhartic at firstname.lastname@example.org Click on the link below to register.
This monthly electronic newsletter is a guide to upcoming training sessions related to preparedness.
As you know, earlier this summer there were 121 cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in the New York City area, resulting in 12 fatalities. In response, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an order on August 6th requiring all cooling towers in NYC must be tested and disinfected within 14 days from receipt of the order. You can read the full order here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/diseases/legi-comm-order.shtml.
Additionally, the State has also issued emergency regulations requiring the registration, testing, inspection and certification of cooling towers throughout New York State.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Michele O’Connor at email@example.com