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05.24.2011

Dale and Swale to Present at Washington Health Care Association Annual Convention (Tacoma, Wash.)

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Lane Powell Shareholders Robin Dale and Sarah Swale will present at the Washington Health Care Association (“WHCA”) Annual Convention in Tacoma, Wash., on May 24. Dale will co-present “Criminal Background Checks and Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Employees” with Vicki McNealley, Director of Assisted Living Services for WHCA, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Their lecture will address state and federal background checks, and when to use the state regulatory exception process for certain staff members. In addition, the presentation will clarify parameters for the use of audiovisual equipment in both nursing homes and assisted living communities, including family and facility use of video recorders. Finally, this presentation will examine the various reporting requirements mandated by federal and state regulations as they pertain to nurses and other staff members, including new reporting requirements mandated by Health Care Reform. Swale will present “How the Grinch Stole Payday” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. She will provide an overview and update of the most common legal pitfalls employers face in the areas of: wage and hour compliance; handbooks and social media policies; leave and accommodation requests; and hiring, discipline and terminations. For more information view the event brochure (PDF).