Illegal Nursing Home Debt Collection Practices: Protecting Residents and Families

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Nursing homes are prohibited from requesting or requiring a third party to guarantee payment for a resident’s admission or continued stay. Despite this prohibition, some facilities seek to collect residents’ debts from relatives, caregivers, and others if the resident or their estate cannot pay. Nursing homes hire debt collectors to demand payment, report the debt as belonging to caregivers and other third-parties, and even sue them in court. These practices can violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Join this webinar with the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where we will address these unscrupulous practices, discuss resident and family rights during the admissions process, and offer strategies for assisting residents and families.Time

Dec 15, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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