Long-Term Care

LONG-TERM CARE

Long-Term Care

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports efforts to develop a system of public and private programs to efficiently address the long term care needs of the citizens of North Carolina; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the employment of North Carolina licensed physicians as medical directors in all long-term care facilities in North Carolina; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports formal and structured training for personal aides in domiciliary facilities that would include but not be limited to correct and appropriate procedures for administering medications and caring for patients with emotional, mental and physical disabilities, and the use of physical restraints; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports evidence-based treatment for patient behavioral intervention in long term care facilities that does not involve seclusion and limits the use of physical restraints while ensuring safety of all residents and staff.

(Report FF-1996, adopted as amended 11/17/96)
(revised, Report L3-2004, Item 20, adopted 11/14/2004)
(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-31, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 47, adopted 10/24/2015)

 
 

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