Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Center for Assisted Living

Event Details

KAHCF Webinar - F-Tag Review Series - Dignity & Respect of Individuality F550
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


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This session will focus on the Dignity and Respect of Individuality Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 550, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed 

Seminar Description

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of each session, the learner will:

  1. Identify the regulatory requirements related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality
  2. Identify survey procedures that describe how Dignity and Respect of Individuality requirements are reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
  3. Identify examples of how F-Tags related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality are commonly cited in the new LTCSP
  4. Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with Dignity and Respect of Individuality requirements
  5. Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality into facility QAPI processes


Course Content

10:30     Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance

11:00     Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples

11:30   Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes   

11:45   Closing Comments/Q&A



Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, Director of Regulatory Services

Shelly Maffia is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator with over 15 years of experience serving in long term care leadership and consulting positions, including positions as Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Corporate Nurse Consultant and Training Positions. She earned the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) credential from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), which was established to promote the highest standards for QAPI program implementation in the long-term care profession.


Member - $55
Non Member - $110

Continuing Education

This seminar has been 6pproved for 1.25 contact hour for nursing facility administrators and nurses by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators and Kentucky Board of Nursing for RN/LPNs. KBN #5-0002-12-19-441

NAB Approved Contact Hours: 1.25 Each

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to or faxed to (502-425-3431). Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than October 23 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between October 23-30 will receive a refund of 1/2. Registrants who do not attend or who do not complete the full webinar will not receive a refund unless prior written notice is given to the KAHCF office.