May 2014

Rising MBC Actions Against Physicians?

At Janssen Malloy LLP, we represent all manner of health care providers in licensing and disciplinary actions. Anecdotally, we’ve noticed a recent increase in investigations and disciplinary actions by licensing boards, particularly for physicians and nurses. When we began to look at statistics of the licensing agencies, our suspicions were confirmed.

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Durable Powers of Attorney

Planning for a client’s incapacity is an important part of estate planning. Every estate planning client should have a Durable Power of Attorney if they have someone they trust enough to name as an agent. The main purpose of a Durable Power of Attorney is to ensure that an agent is ready to act if needed. Having a Durable Power of Attorney will normally avoid the expense and potential conflict of a conservatorship of a person’s estate.

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Changes Are Coming to CA’s Elder Law Regime

As the population of California continues to age, the issue of the level of care provided our seniors in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) has caught the attention of the California Legislature. Unlike nursing homes, which are more heavily regulated, RCFEs lack sufficient government oversight. Due to this lack of oversight, some of the more egregious cases of elder abuse and mistreatment have occurred at RCFEs.

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