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Political and National News of Interest

Serious nursing home often not reported to police, federal investigators find

Ina Jaffe · NPR · Aug 28, 2017

More than one-quarter of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to the police, according to an alert released Monday morning by the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Serious nursing home abuse often not reported to police, federal investigators find

Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

AUG. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing to scrap a rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue nursing homes for injuries caused by substandard care, abuse or neglect, bringing its campaign to relax federal regulations to the delicate business of care for older Americans.

Governor wants review of elder abuse secrecy issue

Lauren Leamanczyk, KARE 8:05 AM. CDT August 18, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton is calling on the legislature to review a law critics say keeps families of vulnerable adults from getting the full story about cases of abuse and neglect.


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