Medical-Legal Aspects Of Long-Term Care

Edited by Jeffrey Levine and published in 2003, this book was designed as a reference source for attorneys and the general public on the topic of federal regulation and how it impacts on nursing home care.  This law is called the Nursing Home Reform Act, also known as the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation act of 1987, and is cited as the Chapter 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR §483.25).

This book goes over the nursing home regulations and provides the reader with requirements in clinical practice that relate directly to the law.  Chapers cover the survey process, resident assessment and care planning, understaffing in nursing homes, pain management, bed safety, physical restraints, and more.

This book is available for purchase through Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.