RRD Parter John F. Costa Gives Long Term Care Presentation On Strategies for Attacking DPH Surveys

July 24, 2013

On July 24, 2013, RRD Partner John F. Costa gave a presentation at the American Conference Institute's Long Term Care Regulatory Boot Camp in Chicago.  The presentation focused on strategies for keeping negative surveys out of evidence and how to use surveys as a sword during mediation. What the DPH did not cite a facility for is quite telling and can be a very persuasive argument during mediation. Costa also discussed how recent court rulings nationally have recognized the limited utility of such surveys, how they do not set a standard of care and, consequently, how they have been deemed inadmissible in a number of jurisdictions.