Published in Patient Care Law Weekly, May 13th, 2007
Quality should be an automatic public expectation. We want to see substandard owners and managers displaced, not nursing home residents and employees. Ideally, a well-performing nursing home would acquire or manage a poorly performing provider. This decision would allow residents to avoid the complicated, and sometimes traumatic, transfer process and keep staff on the job.
Within the current enforcement system, however, providers who take over these facilities are required to...
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