The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finally published the minimum staffing rule for Long Term Care facilities in the Federal Register, which starts the clock for compliance with some provisions of the rule.

But what does the rule actually do? And what do facilities have to do in order to come into compliance? We wrote a client alert that details most of the more difficult portions of the rule and some advice on how to comply with it. Included is a chart that provides guidance on the exemptions and waivers that are available.

Reed Smith will continue to track developments with regard to the regulation of long term care facilities. If you have any questions about compliance with this rule or about regulation of long term care facilities, please reach out to the authors or the health care lawyers at Reed Smith.