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Public Policy: Is the Facility Drugging My Client?

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Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Event Details: Free to Members
Presenters: Iris Y. Gonzalez, AARP Foundation; Joseph T. Monahan, Monahan Law Group, LLC, Chicago, IL
Description:  According to a recent AARP report, One out of six nursing home residents with dementia are still being administered antipsychotic drugs they don’t need. And doing so could be fatal to them. This session will cover the law regarding the use of chemical restraints in long-term care facilities and informed consent as well as practical steps you can take to prevent your client from being harmed. 
Topics include:
  • How to detect and act when you suspect use of chemical restraints
  • Understanding the law of informed consent
  • To what extent advance planning documents should cover this issue
Questions About This Event? Please Contact: Dannie Larkin dlarkin@naela.org or 703-942-5711 Ext. 229
Important Information: Confirmation email: A link for getting access to GoToWebinar will be sent after you have registered for this event. There is no CLE being offered for this program.
Iris Y. Gonzalez
AARP Foundation
Iris Y. Gonzalez is a Senior Attorney at AARP Foundation Litigation, where she works on impact litigation and legal advocacy to protect the rights of the vulnerable 50+ in matters that affect their health
Joseph T. Monahan
Monahan Law Group, LLC
Joseph T. Monahan is the founder of Monahan Law Group, LLC and one of the preeminent mental health law attorneys in Illinois

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