The lawyers of DzN successfully obtained an order in Jefferson County, KY further limiting the Kentucky Resident’s Rights statute.  The Court held that KRS 216.510 et seq. does not apply to long term acute care hospitals.  Accordingly, patients of long term acute care hospitals are unable to bring claims under the Kentucky Resident’s Rights statute, KRS 216.515 (26), even if there is a skilled nursing unit in the hospital building.  In the same opinion, the Court confirmed that a Resident’s Rights claim against a skilled nursing facility does not survive the death of a resident.