Macon Legal's Law Blog
In a recent blog article, I talked about liability insurance coverage. If you have obtained insurance rate quotes on your car, you know that automobile insurance is not cheap. If you have determined that you may need additional insurance on your car that is above the minimum required by state law, there is a cheaper alternative that may help.
President Reagan signed The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act or OBRA '87 in 1987 which included a set of minimum standards for care and a Bill of Rights for people living in certified nursing facilities. Among other rights, OBRA '87 gave every patient the right to be free of unnecessary and inappropriate physical and chemical restraint. This body of laws defined the term "chemical restraint" to include "any drug that is used for discipline or convenience and not required to treat medical symptoms." 42 C.F.R. § 483.13. Why would medications be used inappropriately in the first place?