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Imbalanced Commission Report Does Not Do Enough to Make Nursing Homes Responsible for Resident Safety and Quality of Life

On April 30, The Trump Administration announced the formation of a task force to develop recommendations to protect nursing home residents from the COVID-19 pandemic. The final report was released on September 16, 2020.

Justice in Aging Directing Attorney Eric Carlson the sole Commission member who did not endorse the Final Report. The Final Report recommends dozens of obligations for the federal government, but does little to set higher standards for nursing homes, or to ensure nursing home accountability. A more balanced report would appropriately allocate responsibility on all parties – including nursing home operators – with a sense of urgency commensurate to the current crisis. Read the dissent.

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