Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Misunderstandings


Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: November 13, 2017
  • TAHC&H Event: HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston

Subscription Type: Individual

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.00 Clock Hrs
  • Social Worker
    • 1.00 CEU

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description: For the last several years, the failure to timely report allegations of ANE to the appropriate authorities ranks in the top 10 licensure violations for home health and hospice providers. For home health (including skilled care and PAS), it has been the third most commonly cited violation coming in behind management responsibilities of both the supervising nurse and the administrator. Usually one or both of those is cited along with the failure to timely report. Almost without exception, there are penalties assessed with each failure to timely report. At times, the failure will result in license revocation. More times than not the failure to report is due to agency staff misunderstanding this obligation or misunderstanding what constitutes an allegation of ANE.

By examining these common misunderstandings and mistakes you will learn practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will actively engage in the discussion and incorporate best practices for identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation into their clinical practice.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Troy Brooks

About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks, Esq
is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health and hospice agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas.

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