DOH: Guidance for Nursing Homes on Managing Resident Deaths During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is distributing the following guidance to assist nursing homes in processing the removal of decedents. This guidance is intended for nursing homes that may be experiencing an increase in resident deaths, as well as nursing homes that may be relying upon new staff to perform this sensitive responsibility.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16