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Voluntary Closure of Nursing Homes in Michigan

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Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter, Julie L. Hamlet and Caroline N. Renner
State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Health Care Law Section
June 24, 2020

Son Helping MotherThere are a number of reasons that may lead a nursing home to voluntarily close, such as low numbers of residents or other economic factors. A voluntary closure also occurs when a facility that performs other licensed health-care services (such as hospice services) decides to delicense all of its nursing home beds. In order to ensure a smooth transfer of resident care, a nursing home must take many steps before closing its doors. The closing facility must contact various state and federal agencies at the outset, and coordinate with all entities involved throughout the closing process.

See the full article on the State Bar of Michigan's (SBM) Health Care Law Section.