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New Admission Disclosure Requirements for Indiana Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities


Posted on June 28, 2019 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

A new Indiana law imposes several written disclosure requirements that health facilities must provide to prospective residents. The new Indiana law also includes requirements to follow when developing and executing a resident care plan. New Written Disclosures to Prospective Residents The new Indiana law requires that health facilities provide written disclosures on the following... READ MORE

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Indiana Pharmacists Not Subject to Private Lawsuits for Refusal to Fulfill Prescriptions


Posted on February 12, 2015 in Litigation Analysis

Written by: Drew B. Howk

Recently, a federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana ruled that pharmacists in Indiana are not subject to patient lawsuits for their refusal to dispense certain prescriptions but can be sued by prescribing physicians for related claims or face administrative actions by the state for improperly refusing to fill a prescription.  Therefore, pharmacies and pharmacists should carefully determine when they... READ MORE

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Indiana Case: Nursing Home Could Not Collect Wife’s Debt from Husband’s Estate under Doctrine of Necessaries


Posted on June 28, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

In Indiana, a spouse can be obligated to pay for medical care received by the other spouse under the doctrine of necessaries. The modern version of the doctrine of necessaries imposes limited secondary liability upon the financially superior spouse when the other spouse is unable to pay for his or her necessary expenses using... READ MORE

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Indiana’s New Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (“POST”) Law


Posted on June 27, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

On July 1, 2013, a new law comes into effect in Indiana that dramatically impacts an individual’s ability to provide greater certainty with respect to his or her end of life care planning and offers a new advance directive to individuals. Indiana recently enacted a law, Indiana Code Section 16-36-6, that establishes the use... READ MORE

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