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Andy McCumber Presents at the Florida Assisted Living Association’s 2010 Annual Conference on Emerging Trends in Resuscitation

Weston, Florida August 11th, 2010 - Andy McCumber, Managing Partner of McCumber Daniels, presented “Reconsidering Your Facility’s DNR Policies: Emerging Trends in Resuscitation” to the attendees of Florida Assisted Living Association’s (FALA) 2010 Annual Conference.  Florida’s Assisted Living facilities currently face the challenges associated with implementing new policies and procedures necessary to comply with new legislations, which mandate the availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Assisted Living facilities with 17 or more beds.  With the introduction of AEDs, it is critical that facilities reconsider their approach to compliance with Do-Not-Resuscitate orders (DNRs) to address concerns related to promoting patient-choice, privacy concerns, facilitating the staff’s immediate response while limiting potential facility liability.  This presentation provided suggestions on facility policies that will increase staff’s ability to promptly comply with residents’ DNRs while maintaining their privacy and tools to reduce the likelihood of liability in the event compliance with DNRs is not possible.  

Andrew R. McCumber, a Martindale Hubbell "AV" rated lawyer, is a founding partner of McCumber, Daniels who is well known for his defense of assisted living facilities, nursing homes and licensed individuals working in the long-term care industry.  In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. McCumber is an active advocate for legislative reform on behalf of the long-term care industry. 

For more information on this topic or to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Andrew McCumber at amccumber@mccumberdaniels.com

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