Jan. 27, 2022


10:00am - 12:00pm




Abuse, Restraints and Seclusion — Virtual Event


CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, behavioral health and psychiatric staff, compliance officers, emergency department staff, quality improvement staff, risk managers, safety officers, department directors and legal counsel

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


Hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as Det Norske Veritas and The Joint Commission, one of the most-cited condition-level deficiencies is for patient rights and responsibilities. In that condition, most noncompliance deficiencies come from the regulations governing abuse, restraints and seclusion.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • describe abuse investigation requirements
    • describe the documentation requirements for restraints and seclusion
    • explain CMS definitions of abuse, restraints and seclusion
    • explain restraint death reporting requirements


Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Ruzicka previously worked as director of integrity,  as a compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and as director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.



General Information

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute in collaboration with Iowa Hospital Association.

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General Information


Register on or before Wednesday, Jan. 26, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.



  • $225 per person for MHA members or dues-paying members of an MHA affiliated organization
  • $325 per person for nonmembers

This virtual event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2021.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute in collaboration with Iowa Hospital Association.

MHA Health Institute

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Daphney Partridge

Daphney Partridge

Vice President of Education

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1333

Karyn Bonney

Karyn Bonney

Education and Events Coordinator/Executive Assistant

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