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Attorneys Fogg and Isele Will Discuss New Rules for Facilities for the Aging

May 14, 2008

Attorneys Robert J. Fogg and William P. Isele of the law firm of Archer, P.C., will present “Retorts, Reports and Last Resorts: An Update on State Reporting Requirements” at the annual conference of the New Jersey Association for Homes and Services for the Aging (NJAHSA).

The three-day conference, titled Charting Our Course, begins on May 27, 2008, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. The conference is designed for professionals who provide services to elderly residents within assisted living and long-term care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, residential health care centers, and independent senior housing. NJAHSA is the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education and fellowship.

The presentation by Fogg and Isele will include a review and update on reporting requirements for nursing facilities and assisted living residences as they relate to resident incidents, abuse and neglect, and nursing practices. Included will be a discussion of new requirements under the Violence Prevention in Health Care Act, which became law on Jan. 3, 2008, and the regulations under the Patient Safety Act, which were promulgated on March 3, 2008.

For more information and to register, see the conference brochure by clicking here.

Robert J. Fogg concentrates his practice in representing health care providers in regulatory and compliance matters and transactional matters, as well as handling complex state and federal administrative appeals, licensing and certification matters, corporate compliance and fraud and abuse. In addition, he handles nursing home survey and certification issues and home health and hospice agency compliance matters. His clients include hospital systems, long-term care providers, home health agencies, ambulatory care centers and physician practices.

Fogg authored the practice guide Nursing Home Regulations for the Thompson Publishing Group in 1994 and continues to serve as its editor-in-chief. He is a member of the American Health Lawyer Association and the Health and Hospital Section of the New Jersey Bar Association.

William Isele is the former New Jersey Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, having served under five governors. He provides advice and representation to a wide range of health care entities, from individual practitioners to hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospice providers.

Isele also represents individuals and families faced with the difficult tasks related to long-term care planning and obtaining compassionate and competent end-of-life care. He is an active and vigorous advocate for the rights of residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care enterprises. In addition, he has served as a Patient Care Ombudsman under the 2005 amendments to the United States Bankruptcy Code.

In 2007, Isele was honored by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as “Public Servant of the Year.” He is the author of two books on health care law.

Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 150 lawyers in six offices serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 75 years. The firm’s principal office is in Haddonfield, N.J., with offices in Princeton and Flemington, N.J., Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and New York, N.Y. For more information visit

Contact: Bill Shralow
(856) 616-2691

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