E-Newsletter of April 17, 2012 | Vol. 4, No. 66
The next Elder Law Section Governing Council meeting will be this Friday, April 20, at 3:30 pm at the VOA offices at 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis. Please contact Suzy Scheller with questions.
Submitted by Suzy Scheller, Chair of the Elder Law Section
Vulnerable Adult Justice Project
The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project ("VAJP") is an advocacy collaborative dedicated to improving laws and resources to protect vulnerable adults. The group provides a forum for experts to consider current and new policies that protect vulnerable Minnesotans. Membership includes many professionals i.e. private attorneys, government organizations, health care providers, etc. To visit their website, click here.
Submitted by Megan K. Stowers
Boomers begin to wonder: Who will take care of me? | MinnPost
State view: Minnesota needs to invest in senior care | Duluth News Tribune
Red Wing nursing home error led to missed meds | Star Tribune
Residents reinvent what it means to be a senior citizen | Chicago Tribune
Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
There are no new Minnesota cases to report this week.
There are no statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week.
SAVE THE DATE!
What: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: William Mitchell College of Law
Auditorium and Classrooms for Breakout Sessions
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Submitted by Suzy Scheller, Esq.
Elder Law Section Chair
The Hamline University School of Law Health Law Institute will be offering ELDER LAW in a compact format from June 16 to 21. The course qualifies for 2 law school credits or 24 CLE credits. To learn more, click here.
The Health Law Institute is also offering four other courses in the same format in the same time-frame:
Health Reform: A New Age of Regulatory Enforcement (1cr)
Health Reform: Insurance Plans, Exchanges, and Mandates (1cr)
(Un)Healthy Choices: Tobacco, Obesity, and Beyond (2cr)
Health Care Compliance Summer Institute (3cr)
Submitted by Thaddeus Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Health Law Institute
Associate Professor of Law
Hamline University School of Law
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2011. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to email@example.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.
GOVERNING COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, April 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm at the offices of the Volunteers of America (VOA) at 1900 Central Avenue NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis, MN 55418.For further information, please contact Suzy Scheller, Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.
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