Monthly Archives: March 2006

Using Law and Regulation to Protect Nursing Home Residents When Their Government Fails Them

Despite strong legal requirements for nursing homes to provide good care and dignified conditions for residents, the nursing home crisis continues.  This report, supported with a grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, identifies the primary legal mandates that are too often disregarded by both nursing homes and government surveillance and provides pragmatic as well […]

National Study on Use of Civil Money Penalties to Protect Nursing Home Residents

Federal Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) and State CMPs/fines are imposed by the regulatory agencies that license nursing homes if a nursing home does not comply with regulatory standards. These fines can be used to fund innovative programs to improve the lives of nursing home residents.  This study, supported with a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, […]

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