With so much change, keeping up with state regulations can feel like a moving target. Yet remaining informed is critical to your success. Join the Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Healthcare Regulation for a 2023 update. This session will detail the regulatory updates you need to know to remain compliant. We will also review the ten most-cited deficiencies so that you can avoid them.
Join this free webinar to:
Learn the top-most cited deficiencies in long-term care and assisted living settings.
Review the enforcement process and timeline used by state surveyors.
Gain insight into the Illinois policy and regulatory agenda—from staffing to CMP funding, electronic monitoring, and more.
Sheila joined the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Healthcare Regulation, as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Care in 2021. She is responsible for long-term care Federal, State and licensure surveys in Illinois as well as the Special Investigations Unit, Compliance Assurance, and Certification and Licensures. Before joining IDPH, Sheila served as the Vice President of Operations for Cigna and as the Director of the Post-Acute Preferred Provider Network for Presence Health, where she developed quality care criteria for skilled and long-term nursing care providers.
Sheila is a member of the Illinois State Bar and practiced law for several years, focusing on employee/labor relations, contracts, and healthcare compliance. Sheila holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Medical Group Management Association.
Nursing: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Administrators: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20240806-1.25-A96159-DL.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.
Sheila Baker, RN, MBA, JDBureau Chief of Long-Term Care, Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Regulation
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The use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, plant products, and herbal therapies has become a routine part of the American lifestyle. But often, these items are marketed as having benefits that are unsubstantiated; do not carry adequate warnings about when they interfere with lab tests; interfere with prescribed drugs; and may be completely misused by the patient because they are “all-natural” and “must be safe, right?” Health and senior care professionals are relied upon by patients/residents and their families to have accurate information about the uses and effects of these products. Using evidence-based research, we will review the current clinical findings and safety profiles of numerous over-the-counter products used by seniors for various medical and psychological conditions. Armed with these facts, health/senior care providers will be able to advise their residents and families with more confidence.