Issue: NYSCAL Notes 07-19-2019

Published on July 19, 2019

Articles in this issue:

High Heat Advisory/Guidance - July 19 - 21, 2019

Author: Carla Erhartic

NYSDOH has issued a health advisory due to extreme temperatures and moderate humidity.  Please click here to review the Advisory providing guidance regarding high heat conditions expected this weekend. 

Registration Open! 17th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference

Author: * Published in Education

Registration Open for the 17th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference. The conference will be held at Turning Stone Resort, September 26-27, 2019. Hot topics include: Retention & Competency; Medication Management; Leadership; DOH Updates; QAPI and so much more. Also new in 2019 an Assisted Living Education track! Click here for more details and registration options. 

2019 Education at a Glance - Updated

Author: * Published in Education, Clinical & Quality

Attached is updated NYSHFA/NYSCAL’s 2019 Education at a Glance. This one-page glance at key events for the remainder of 2019. This document wil be updated periodically with links and is posted to our website. Also, each event will be posted to the Education section of our website with detailed information.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Resident Admission/Transfer & Discharge Regulations Audio Conference - September 20, 2019

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on September 20th at 10am for Resident Admission/Transfer & Discharge Regulations Audio Conference. This session will provide attendees the latest information regarding admissions/transfers and discharge resolutions on the state and federal level. At the end of the program attendees will be able to identify common mistakes that cause regulatory violations with admission/transfers/discharges. Attendees will understand the importance of discharge planning beginning with the admissions process. 

Click here for details.

Health Advisory: Increase in Cyclosporiasis

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

NYSDOH is investigating an increase of cyclosporiasis in the state. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. Please distribute to the appropriate staff within your facility. See full Advisory attached.


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

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Director, Educational Development & Grant Management
518-462-4800 x16

Medicaid Update - June 2019


Dear Medicaid Update Recipient,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the June 2019 Medicaid Update. Please find the full current issue as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file available to be downloaded at: