Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Investigative Procedures & Reporting
- 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate
Summary:This program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas ANE regulations.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.259[d]abuse, neglect, and exploitation
- §558.260[a]risk assessment and management
Texas has some of the most stringent regulations related to the identifcation
and investigation of suspected ANE in home health and hospice. This program presents the new rules & investigation
process identifed in Senate Bill 1880 that was passed last legislative sessions. SB 1880 provides for the Texas
Department of Family and Protective Services to be the state agency with primary
jurisdiction over ANE investigations. Examined is how these investigations have changed since the
implementation of SB 1880 and what has not changed. By examining common mistakes that agencies make with
regard to ANE complaints 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. Presentation Date: 11.14.2016
Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the discussion and incorporate best practices
for identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation into their practice.
About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks 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.
 Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Investigative Procedures & Reporting