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Breathe Easy Indiana – No-Smoking Law Effective July 1


Posted on June 27, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Indiana’s statewide smoke-free air law begins July 1, 2012 and every county in Indiana will be covered by a smoke-free air law. Nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and other workplaces, will be smoke-free. Breathe Indiana Website The state has established a very helpful website that will help Indiana employers and... READ MORE

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Indiana’s New Law Prohibiting Smoking Affects Employers Beginning July 1


Posted on March 27, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

On March 19, 2012, Governor Mitch Daniels signed Indiana’s new No Smoking Law, which finally passed after many fits and starts in the General Assembly.  The new No Smoking Law takes effect on July 1, 2012 and contains several provisions that directly affect Indiana employers.  In general, all Indiana employers that are not exempted... READ MORE

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CMS Revisits Smoking Safety in Long Term Care Facilities


Posted on November 15, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) just released a Survey & Certification Letter (S&C: 12-04-NH) to address a recent report of a nursing facility resident death due to a smoking accident.  A resident who was deemed appropriate to smoke unsupervised, but failing to wear a smoking apron, died as the result of... READ MORE

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