EPCRI: April Lunchtime Learning
DATE: April 9, 2019
PLACE: US Trust - 100 Westminster St., Providence, RI – 4th Floor Boardroom
TOPIC: Dude, Where’s My Regulation? Navigating the new rules for Medicaid financial eligibility
SPEAKER: Peter A. Hainley of Walsh, Brule & Nault
Peter A. Hainley is an elder law attorney with Walsh, Brule & Nault, PC in Cumberland, Rhode Island, focusing on helping families with the nursing home process and applying for Medicaid. In addition, Peter advises on the long term protection of assets, trusts and other related estate planning and probate administration matters. Peter graduated from Dartmouth College, then returned to Rhode Island where he graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut, as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Peter is the current President of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has served on the executive board since helping to establish the chapter in 2015. He is also the past President, and current Treasurer of the North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island. Peter has been named a “Rising Star” for Elder Law in the New England edition of Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017 & 2018.
With little fanfare, every regulation in the State of Rhode Island was repealed as of 12/31/18 with each department directed to write new regulations, and reduce their number or size by two-thirds. As a result, former regulations were combined or eliminated, new substantive rules were added and all regulations were substantially re-organized. This presentation will focus on the changes to the EOHHS (Executive Office of Health & Human Services) regulations, specifically those that impact financial eligibility for potential Medicaid clients. He will also discuss where to find the new regulations, what policies have changed or are labeled differently, and other issues that affect Medicaid eligibility.