State Considers Legislation To Tighten Rules on Sex Offenders in Nursing Homes

Legislators in one state have passed a bill in the House to offer nursing home residents additional protection from sex offenders. The bill requires notification whenever anyone on the sex offender registry moves into a nursing home. the bill comes as the response to a case of an 83-year-old man transferred by a judge from the sex offender unit to a nursing home where he then assaulted a 95-year-old female resident.

The House amendment, which now goes back to the Senate, allows the administrator of a nursing home, residential care facility or assisted living program to deny admittance of a person who is sent to the care facility under a court order. 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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