Nursing Home Safety To Be Policed By New Task Forces In California, Nine Other States
One of the regional task forces will be located in the Northern District of California and will include representatives from U.S. attorneys' offices, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, state and local prosecutors' offices and HHS, among others.
New Federally Led Task Forces To Crack Down On Nursing Home Abuses
Federal, state and local authorities will collaborate in 10 new regional task forces across the country to toughen enforcement against nursing homes accused of providing grossly substandard care to patients and residents, the the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday. “We expect to share information and concerns much more quickly and to take action in a more coordinated and timely manner,” Benjamin Mizer, principal deputy assistant attorney general, said in a call with reporters Wednesday. (Schencker, 3/30)