Safe Waste Management Practices During a Pandemic

By:  Melanie Kalmbach The United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies recently collaborated to publish a report which analyzes current waste practices, suggests best practices, and provides recommendations for policymakers for managing waste from healthcare facilities,… Read More >

ISDH Issues Updated “Back on Track” Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities

By: Jennifer L. Strange On June 29, 2020, the Indiana State Department of Health (“ISDH”) issued updated guidelines addressing continuing COVID-19 related infection prevention and control policies, outdoor and indoor visitation, outside appointments, and internal activities/personal services.  See guidelines here and here.   The guidelines… Read More >

Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities to Report COVID-19 Cases Within the Facilities to Residents and Their Families

By: Janet A. McSharar Indiana’s long-term care and assisted living facilities must inform facility residents and their designated representatives of certain COVID-19 information pertaining specifically to the facilities.  The Indiana State Department of Health recently issued its reporting guidelines, which closely track the Centers… Read More >