NMCAL Spotlight
National Assisted Living Week: September 9-15

The staff here at NMHCA/NMCAL wish you a week of fun-filled celebrations for you, your staff, and your residents. We hope you “Capture the Moment” and invite you to share photos and stories of your week-long celebration! 

NMHCA Opportunities

Life Safety Code Class

The next Life Safety Code class is scheduled for September 24-25, 2018. We have extended the early bird deadline through Monday, September 10, 2018, so get your registration form in today! 

Public Affairs Committee

NMHCA recently launched the Public Affairs Committee to strengthen the awareness and perception of members, as well as to enhance the experience for potential and current residents, families, and other stakeholders who enter our communities.

The committee discussed creating an inventory of local, state, and federal recognition and awards that New Mexico long-term care facilities and/or staff may be eligible to receive. NMHCA staff will identify pertinent award or recognition information such as application deadline, criteria, and how to apply. The recognition of industry members not only promotes the work our industry is doing but also can increase staff morale.

If you know of an award or recognition that you would like to be included in the inventory please email Jason at

Infection Control Training

The New Mexico Hospital Association is hosting a training, Infection Control Fundamentals Course: IP Boot Camp, on October 5, 2018, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. They have ten open seats and have extended this invitation to NMHCA providers. Click here to register.  Please answer “no” to the travel scholarship question in the registration, but you will not be charged any registration fees.
LTC Policy Points
Music Licensing

Under the 1976 Copyright Act, the holder of the copyright or its assigns (BMI, SESAC, or ASCAP) has the exclusive right to reproduce the work and, in the case of a sound recording, to perform the copyrighted work publicly. Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), SESAC, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) are the three music licensing companies that each have the rights to different music.

"Perform" has a broad definition and includes singing, playing music, broadcasting, playing a CD or DVD, or turning on a radio or TV. "Publicly" means to perform any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of family and social acquaintances hear the music or it is open to the public.

Examples of situations where playing music may be a public performance include live performances; DJs; karaoke; music in common areas; large screen or multiple TVs; background music; resident social gathering/holiday events; and aerobic/dance/fitness classes.

A determination of whether you need a license from BMI, SESAC, and/or ASCAP will depend on the specific circumstances in your community. We recommend you consult an attorney before deciding to apply for a license.

Movie Licensing

Motion picture showings within senior living and healthcare communities have always required a public performance license in accordance with the US Copyright Act. As a result, AHCA/NCAL and all other leading professional associations including LeadingAge, National Association of Activity Professionals [NAAP], American Senior Housing Association [ASHA], and Argentum have entered into an agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC).

The 2016 Agreement better educates our members on the need for copyright compliance when motion pictures (movies) and other audiovisual programs are shown in senior living and healthcare communities, and secures the greatest possible discount for member facilities on the Umbrella License®.

AHCA/NCAL members can apply for an umbrella license for their freestanding nursing centers and assisted living communities on MPLC’s website. For other types of providers, such as independent living communities, please contact an MPLC Licensing Representative at (800) 462-8855 or online for pricing assistance.

NMHCA Board of Directors

The 2018-2019 Board of Directors was elected at the annual membership meeting on August 16, 2018. Your board of directors is:

Kelley Whitaker

Jody Knox
Vice President

Pete Looker

Doyle Harris
Immediate Past President

Donald Wilson
Multi-facility Representative

Horace Winchester
Multi-facility Representative

Kathy Correa
Director at Large

Gerald Hamilton
Director at Large

Micah Herold
Director at Large

Mark Johnson
Director at Large

Cindy Myers
Director at Large

The Association's 2018 Annual Report was also distributed at the member meeting and may be downloaded here


Upcoming Events & Trainings
Certified Medication Aide
September 11-21, 2018

Life Safety Code
September 24-25, 2018

Passenger Assistance Trainer Course
October 22-23, 2018

40-Hour Basic Course for Activity Directors
November 5-9, 2018
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