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Patient Care Advisory Committee

Hartley Hall Nursing Home, Inc. participates in Region IV's Health Facilities Association of Maryland's Patient Care Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee is to hear cases that pose a resident, family, legal advocate, or nursing home staff member, ethical support and guidance on treatment issues.

The committee is comprised of at least one of the following:

  1. Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  2. Social Worker
  3. Registered Nurse
  4. Physician

Neither the RN or the physician will be a care provider to the resident involved.

If guidance from this committee is desired, action may be instituted by contact with:

  1. Gary Crowley, LNHA
  2. Marsha Strauss, RN, CNO
  3. Tina Dykes, LSWA

The committee will be notified and a date will be set to meet. If the issue is crucial, the meeting will be called within 24 hours. Both a verbal and written determination will be presented to the individual requesting the action.

The committee has no legal power to effect a binding decision for any party. It has advisory capability only.