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Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement M03 Becomes Policy March 2003 Lisa Boult, MD, CMD; Bruce Dentler, MD, CMD; Ladislav Volicer, MD, CMD; Sharon Mead, MD, CMD and Jonathan M. Evans, MD, CMD writing for the AMDA Ethics Committee. Summary: The primary goal of this...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B04 Becomes Policy March 2005 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AMDA encourage the adoption of the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on the use of alcohol-based hand rubs in long term care settings.
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement E05 Becomes Policy March 2005 For the purposes of this statement, AMDA defines video surveillance as direct electronic visualization of a person or persons and/or events, either real time or for future review by any type of device...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B06 Becomes Policy March 2006 BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA support the mission and purpose of the White House Conference on Aging; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA specifically endorse the following WHCoA resolutions as highly relevant in...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D06 BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA identify and work with the appropriate agencies and organizations (such as CDC, CMS, AGS, non-profit vaccine providers) in order to call attention to problems with influenza vaccine administration in the LTC...
Resolution and Position Statements
RESOLUTION A07 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, AMDA supports the following positions: Collaboration among attending physicians, medical directors, and consultant pharmacists to promote improved care quality in nursing homes is desirable and feasible...
Resolution and Position Statements
RESOLUTION D07 BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Medical Directors Association request that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services amend the Medicare Conditions of Participation for hospitals to require a medication profile (that includes...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy B08 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AMDA make it a priority to work to improve and standardize the flow of critical information between the long-term care continuum through collaboration with other stakeholder organizations, including the AMA. AND...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy B10 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA establish a position paper in regards to stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers and death associated with falls preventability in the long-term care setting; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA recommend to...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy C10 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA re-affirms its position to continue to advocate for $250,000 caps on non-economic damages and $250,000 caps on punitive damages with a clear and convincing standard of proof to award punitive damages;...