New Law Requires Notification To Nursing Home Patients When Sex Offenders Are Admitted

A new law passed recently to ensure that nursing home patients in one state will be notified if a sex offender is admitted into their residence. The previous law required notification of sex offender addresses near residences and in public dwelling places, such as apartments. Nursing homes, however, were not required to notify patients.

Nursing homes are now responsible to run background checks on patients, identify sex offenders and notify patients if a sex offender is admitted. Patients are also to be notified of a plan of care for protection from the admitted sex offender For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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