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Timothy J. Ford Publishes in McKnight’s Senior Living on “Cullen’s Law” and Reporting Requirements for Healthcare Entities and Professionals

February 7, 2023

As Partner Tim Ford writes in the current issue of McKnight’s Senior Living, in late 2022, Netflix released two films about Charles Cullen, a nurse who murdered dozens if not hundreds of people while working at New Jersey and Pennsylvania healthcare facilities. Tim explains that the films are a reminder to healthcare entities and professionals about their legal reporting obligations, which arose in response to the Cullen case. The article examines the enactment in New Jersey of the 2005 Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (HCPRREA), and notes that similar legislation varies by state, requiring senior living entities and professionals to report conduct that could present an imminent danger to patients or the public. 

Please read the full article to understand which events would require a report from an entity, operator, or professional, and the compliance and reporting process for senior living facilities and healthcare entities. 

“‘Killer nurse’ movies remind senior living entities, professionals about reporting requirements,” as published in McKnight’s Senior Living magazine, can be read at this link.

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