Ohio Department of Health Survey Defense Lawyers
The Ohio Department of Health's Division of Quality Assurance regularly conducts on-site investigations of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Every nursing home in Ohio can expect to receive at least one unannounced inspection, or survey, within a nine- to 15-month period. Failure to comply with any state or federal regulation can leave a nursing home or other long-term care facility open to serious sanctions. Depending on the nature of the alleged violation, a facility can face monetary penalties, the denial of Medicare/Medicaid payments or even license revocation.
Institutions alleged to have violated any rules must present a strong defense against the accusations. At Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A. , our Nursing Home Practice Group counsels and defends nursing homes and other care facilities.
Our representation in this field is twofold. First, we help institutions proactively ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. By enlisting the services of attorneys before an unannounced inspection, our clients are likely to achieve a favorable result. Second, if your institution does face possible sanctions from the Ohio Department of Health after a survey, our lawyers can work to mitigate any potential damage to your institution. Our practice group is experienced at managing investigations, handling requests for documentation, and preparing employees and staff for questioning. The sooner you enlist our firm's services, the better our chances of obtaining a favorable result.
Contact the Cleveland nursing home administration attorneys of BSPH. E-mail or call 216-586-2013.