State Proposes Legislation to Increase Oversight for Assisted Living Facilities

One state is considering drastic new laws which would tighten regulations on assisted living facilities.  Lawmakers are looking to shift the state’s caretaker oversight from extremely lax to some of the toughest in the nation.

The laws include are calls for homes to be shut down when residents die from poor care, and caretakers involved to be banned from the healthcare industry. The dual bills, unveiled this week, include comprehensive legislation that seeks to improve oversight and mandate penalties in fatal neglect cases. Also included, is a public ratings system for assisted living facilities. 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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