Education | 800 South Street, Waltham
Jan 23, 2020 09:30am - Jan 23, 2020 11:30am

Admitting Patients with Opioid Use Disorder: Recent DOJ Investigations and Best Practices
Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am
(Registration starts at 9:00 am)
Mass Senior Care Association Office, Waltham  

Program Description:
In the wake of the opioid crisis, skilled nursing facilities are under pressure to admit patients with a range of conditions that some facilities are not equipped to treat. While federal and state regulators have sent mixed messages over the years about SNF’s obligations regarding this patient population, recently the U.S. Department of Justice has launched investigations of SNFs based on their admission practices for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Now more than ever, your organization needs to understand federal and state requirements regarding patients with OUD, how to respond to a DOJ investigation, regulatory challenges and best practices for admitting patients with OUD.


  • Understand the regulatory challenges and barriers to providing care to the patients with opioid use disorder;
  • Understand the legal ramifications and process of DOJ investigations; and
  • Identify best practices for admitting residents with OUD into skilled nursing facilities.

Gregory Dorchak, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Rights Unit at United States Attorney's Office
Helen Magliozzi, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mass Senior Care Association
David S. Schumacher, Partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman and former DOJ Health Care Fraud Prosecutor

$60 for Mass Senior Care Association Members
$120 for Non Members

2.0 CEUs will be awarded for nurses and nursing home administrators. The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts.

All paid registrants will receive certificate of attendance. 

Cancellation Policy: Mass Senior Care must be notified in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. No refunds will be given.  “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee. Cancellations should be emailed to

Please note: All registered attendees will receive an email confirming their registration. If the corporate office is processing your registration, please call the Mass Senior Care office to confirm payment and registration.  

Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453

Use the parking garage to the left of the building. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels.  There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance.  Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.    

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