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Resolution D97 Becomes Policy February 1997 The American Medical Directors Association recommends that each nursing facility should have available an ethics mechanism to assist medical directors, attending physicians, residents, families and...
Resolution L97 Becomes Policy September 1998 AMDA resolves that managed care organizations covering patient stays in long term care facilities, including subacute care admissions, should coordinate with the facility access for their patients to...
Position Statement P97 Becomes Policy February 1997 Background Care at the end of life is an important issue to members of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). As primary care physicians, we help patients and their families cope with...
Resolution A98 Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to work to promulgate clinical practice guidelines for pain control in long term care; and through the AMDA Foundation support education and research in pain management in long term care...
Resolution B98 Becomes Policy March 1998 RESOLVED: That AMDA recommend a quality of care standard for those who provide medical services and consultation to residents of skilled and intermediate long term care facilities, to provide legible copies...
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency, informed...
Resolution H98-L Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to bring this resolution to the American Medical Association's 1998 annual meeting. AMDA resolves to work with the Office of the Inspector General to better understand medication use in...
Resolution D99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to contact HCFA to open a dialog with its representatives and other interested parties on the issue of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life prolonging measures in long term care...
Resolution I99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to recognize the significance of end-of-life care planning. And, that all residents in nursing facilities should have access to appropriate end-of-life care. The expected outcomes are respect...
Statement A00 Becomes Policy August 1999 Background Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87) specifically require nursing facilities to have registered nurse coverage for at least 8 hours per day and 24-hour licensed...