Federal Regulations

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

Many aging services providers are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Long-term care is covered by the ETS, per the OSHA flow chart. 

LeadingAge has released an online training to help members prepare.  Other online trainings are available on the LeadingAge Learning Hub

Managed Care

The LeadingAge Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations is LeadingAge’s clearinghouse for information, resources, networking, and assistance about the relationship between managed care, both Medicare and Medicaid, and post-acute and long-term services and supports providers. Here you can find information, education and tools providers need to participate in managed care, integrated service delivery and alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations and/or bundled payments.

LeadingAge’s Regulatory Requirements and Resources includes information and links to:

Nursing Home Regulations

Long Term Care Survey Process FAQ

Long Term Care State Operations Manual Appendix PP

Long Term Care Federal Regulatory Groups

Long Term Care F-Tag Crosswalk



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Stephanie DeWees, HSE, LPN, LNHA, BS

Stephanie DeWees

Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Long Term Care 

  • Supports planning and execution of the association's education initiatives for long term care
  • Provides resources for quality and regulatory strategies
    • Offers 911 survey support
    • Facilitates networking opportunities through regional events
    • Provides training on state and national trends, initiatives and enforcement
  • Staff liaison to Professional Development Committee and SNF/AL Subcommittee

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Home Health/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
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