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Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

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Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
March 12, 2018

Proposed Legislation Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities in Missouri

Pilot Program To Transfer Facility Inspections From The Department Of Health And Senior Services to Local Health Departments (HB – 1555) Missouri Representative James Neeley is sponsoring a bill that would create a pilot program to transfer the authority to inspect nursing homes from the Department of Health and Senior Services to local health departments. Participation in the pilot program would be at the option and expense of any local health department that elects to participate. As currently drafted, this proposed legislation would have an automatic sunset date six years after its initial implementation.

Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
November 7, 2016

Appeal From Order Denying Arbitration Must Be Filed Within 10 Days

In Sanford v. CenturyTel of Missouri, LLC, d/b/a CenturyLink, No. SC95465 (Mo. en banc 2016), the Missouri Supreme Court recently held that an order denying a motion to compel arbitration is immediately appealable. The order denying arbitration must be appealed within 10 days from entry to avoid waiting for a final judgment after trial to challenge the denial. Missouri Revised Statute § 435.440 states that an appeal may be taken from an order denying an application to compel arbitration.