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Another Antipsychotic Measure Fails to Pass

Posted on July 6, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

In an on-going push to regulate the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing facilities, another piece of legislation has failed to pass Congress.  The Senate did not pass a proposed regulation that would have standardized protocols for obtaining informed consent before administering antipsychotics for off-label use.  

This will not affect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) antipsychotic initiative aimed at long-term reductions in the use of antipsychotics in nursing facilities.

Additionally, this will not affect the updates to the Nursing Home Compare website’s display of a facility’s use of antipsychotic medications.

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Todd Selby at 317.977.1440 or tselby@hallrender.com;
Brian Jent at 317.977.1402 or bjent@hallrender.com; or
David Bufford at 502.568.9368 or dbufford@hallrender.com,
or your regular Hall Render attorney.