Are California SNFs Prepared For Variants To The Extent Possible – See France’s Situation

Below is a link that I saw this morning, from Reuters discussing France’s increasing difficulties with the UK COVID variant. This and other variants are already in California (pursuant to news reports).

This falls under the categories of risk management, health and safety, compliance, and governance, and potentially litigation and liability, internal controls and processes, internal investigations, and mediation/mediator and dispute or conflict resolution.

It is appropriate to ask and determine: are and how are California SNFs prepared for the variants to the extent possible? And this is and will remain an ongoing issue that will develop and and change over time, and is always present under infectious controls. These are issues not just for individual SNFs to deal with, but also for government executives and legislators, regulatory agencies, SNF and health care professionals and organizations, nursing home residents, resident family members and family councils, and other people and stakeholders.

Here’s the link:

Best to you, Dave Tate, Esq.

With All Eyes on COVID-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In – Important for Nursing Homes and Elder Care

I am forwarding a Yahoo news article link (see below) – I take no credit or responsibility for the article. For nursing homes this falls in the categories of resident safety, care and infection risk management processes, liability exposure, board and committee oversight, and persons-in-charge responsibilities (CEO/President, Medical Director, Director of Nursing, etc.). Good for family councils to know, ask about, and follow up on. It’s not just COVID and the new and increasing variants.

Best to you. David Tate, Esq.


Remember, every case and situation is different. It is important to obtain and evaluate all of the evidence that is available, and to apply that evidence to the applicable standards and laws. You do need to consult with an attorney and other professionals about your particular situation. This post is not a solicitation for legal or other services inside of or outside of California, and, of course, this post only is a summary of information that changes from time to time, and does not apply to any particular situation or to your specific situation. So . . . you cannot rely on this post for your situation or as legal or other professional advice or representation.

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