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Guardianship and COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
LEARN ABOUT IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF GUARDIANS FOR PROTECTED PERSONS IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Iowa CLE 1 credit hour approved.

Guardians have an ongoing responsibility for protected persons in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Protected persons in LTC facilities are at higher risk of infection, severe illness and death from COVID-19. There have been serious outbreaks of COVID-19 in LTC facilities throughout Iowa. Regulations and guidance related to COVID-19 from federal and state authorities have implications for the ongoing responsibilities of guardians to protected persons.

Sponsorship:
Institute on Guardianship and Conservatorship, a collaborative effort of the University of Iowa and Drake University law schools, and the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center, University of Iowa College of Law.

Subjects Covered:
• Nature and extent of the COVID-19 problem in LTC facilities
• Federal and state regulations and guidance related to LTC facilities and Covid-19
• Maintenance of contact with protected persons by guardians
• Communication with LTC staff by guardians
• End of life and health care decision-making for protected persons by guardians
• Guardian requoting to courts and access to courts

Presenters:
• Josephine Gittler, JD, Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law, College of Law; Co-Director of Institute on Guardianship and Conservatorship; Director National Health Law and Policy Resource Center.
• Kathleen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, College of Nursing; Co-Director, National Health Law and Policy Resource Center, former Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
• Kathleen Kilnoski, JD, District Court Judge, Fourth Judicial District; Member, Iowa Supreme Court Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force.

This webinar is being conducted without charge to participants as a public service.

May 12, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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