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Video Recording of CANHR’s Press Conference Regarding Advocate Opposition to Nursing Home Industry’s Attempt to Seek Immunity From Elder Abuse

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform held a press conference via Zoom at 11:30 am on Monday, April 20, 2020 to announce their opposition to a proposed executive order sought by health care providers making them immune from claims arising from even dangerous and reckless conduct in treating patients with COVID-19. CANHR staff were joined by family members of nursing home residents and representatives from other organizations including AARP, Senior and Disability Action and Consumer Attorneys of California.

The video recording of that press conference is now available: 

Spokespersons in Order of Appearance:

Patricia McGinnis, Executive Director, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Blanca E. Castro, Advocacy and Sacramento Metro Manager, AARP

Jessica Lehman, Executive Director, San Francisco Senior and Disability Action

Dr. Teresa Palmer, Geriatrician and Family Member of Nursing Home Resident, San Francisco

Mike Dark, Staff Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Scott Akrie, Family Member of Deceased Nursing Home Resident, San Francisco

Tony Chicotel, Staff Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Michael Connors, Long Term Care Advocate, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform