CMS Conditions of Participation

Restraints and seclusion

Oct. 27, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (DNV) and Joint Commission, one of the most cited condition level deficiencies is the patient's rights and responsibilities. Within that condition, most non-compliances come from the regulations governing abuse, restraints and seclusion.


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


Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other health care facilities in understanding applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of health care staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements.

Nancy’s previous experiences include director of integrity and compliance and privacy official, director of regulatory compliance and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.

Recommended to attend

This program is intended for all hospitals including general acute hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH), psychiatric hospitals, hospitals or CAH with psychiatric units and anyone involved with compliance regulations and standards, including but not limited to chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, physicians, nurses, quality improvement staff, risk managers, compliance officers and legal counsel, Joint Commission liaisons, safety officers, behavioral health and psychiatric staff, emergency department staff, and other interested staff.

Continuing Education

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1.5 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators: The content of this conference is being reviewed by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for clock hours. The quantitative value assigned will be indicated on the certificate of attendance awarded to participants who attend sessions. 


  • $45 per person for MHA member hospital and health systems
  • $45 per person for MHA associate members
  • $60 per person for nonmembers 

Registration deadline

Please register by noon on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

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When and Where
  • 10/27/2022 12:00 PM CDT
  • 10/27/2022 1:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Webinar