CNN has just released a series of stories about sexual abuse in nursing homes. The main story, “Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes,” discusses a number of terrible cases and how the vulnerability of residents is sometimes used as an excuse for gross nursing home negligence and unmotivated enforcement agencies.
Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Closure Protections for Nursing Home ResidentsOn February 1, 2017, Assemblymember Jim Wood introduced AB 275, a bill that would make modest improvements to protections for nursing home residents during a closure.
A February 1, 2017 decision by the judge overseeing the settlement in Jimmo v. Burwell – the “Improvement Standard” case – ordered the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a Corrective Action Plan to remedy the Department’s noncompliance with the settlement.
Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy have teamed up to publish advocacy materials and presentations on the new federal nursing home regulations.
In this Issue
- Update on Medi-Cal Recovery Reforms
- CANHR Announces Home Equity Protection Program (HEPP) Website
- Western Union Admits Laundering Money, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement
- Share your Story – CANHR’s 2017 Justice & Advocacy Media Campaign
Update on Medi-Cal Recovery Reforms
The Medi-Cal recovery provisions of SB 33 (Hernandez), which were incorporated into SB 833, became effective January 1, 2017.