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⭒ New Developments

Deaths and Damage in Hurricane – Affected US Nursing Facilities

The facility outside Miami where eight residents died last week has been cited for 33 deficiencies since 2014 for noncompliance with federal regulations. The sheer number of those citations seems to show that these tags and small associated fines have not deterred the facility from further noncompliance. Meanwhile the industry is lobbying for deregulation and weaker enforcement of such regulations…Harvey and Irma have underscored the importance of protecting people who live in nursing facilities.