2017 Issues

Date Key Topics
Nov. 7, 2017 Non-Involuntary Discharge Requirements; Opioid Crisis in Iowa's Long-Term Care Facilities; Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month; Prevent Identity Theft
Oct. 23, 2017 Residents' Rights Month: Week 4
Oct. 16, 2017 Residents' Rights Month: Week 3
Oct. 9, 2017 Residents' Rights Month: Week 2
Oct. 2, 2017 Residents' Rights Month: Week 1
Sep. 11, 2017 OSLTCO in the media; Farewell and best wishes
Aug. 7, 2017 OSLTCO transitions to new leadership; New quarterly Consumer Voice publication; CMS issues new tool for revised nursing home regulations
Jul. 6, 2017 New Telligen QIN project to improve medication safety among nursing home residents; New state law updates definition of dependent adult abuse
Jun. 5, 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; Federal Nursing Home Regulations; Changes to Delivery of Dental Services Under Medicaid
May. 1, 2017 Area Agencies on Aging; Issue Briefs on Visitation Rights and Rehabilitation Services
Apr. 3, 2017 MCOP Celebrates 1st Anniversary; Governor Signs Bill to protect Dependent Adults; Requirements for Notifying the OSLTCO of Discharges; Brochures Available to Nursing Facilities
Mar. 6, 2017 Issue Briefs on Revised Nursing Facility Regulations; New Emergency Preparedness Regulations; Requirements for Notifying OSLTCO About Discharges
Feb. 6, 2017 2016 Annual Report; Notifying OSLTCO of Discharges; Side-by-Side Comparison of Nursing Home Regulations
Jan. 2, 2017 How to Recognize and Prevent Bullying in LTCs

2016 Issues

Date Key Topics
Dec. 5, 2016 Sexual Expression Policy Development; I-Smile Silver Program; LGBT Older Adults and Long-Term Care
Nov. 7, 2016 Involuntary Discharge Trends, National Center on Law and Elder Rights
Oct. 24, 2016 Residents' Rights Month, Week 4
Oct. 17, 2016 Residents' Rights Month, Week 3
Oct. 10, 2016 Residents' Rights Month, Week 2
Oct. 3, 2016 Residents' Rights Month, Week 1
Sep. 20, 2016 Special Edition: New Long-Term Care Ombudsman Regions
Sep. 6, 2016 Tips and Tools to Help Residents Vote; CMS Increases Regulations
Aug. 1, 2016 MCOP Update; Helping Residents Vote
Jul. 4, 2016 My Vote Matters; Highlights from the 2016 Legislative Session
Jun. 6, 2016 Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention; Caller ID Spoofing
May. 2, 2016 Older Americans Month; Elder Abuse Survey
Apr. 4, 2016 Volunteer Ombudsman Program; CMS Electronic Staffing Data Reporting
Mar. 9, 2016 Updates to MDS Section Q Materials; OSLTCO Survey; Severe Weather Awareness
Feb. 1, 2016 Annual Report; Updates on 2015 Legislative Mandates
Jan. 5, 2016 Managed Care Ombudsman Program; Office of the Substitute Decision Maker

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