DOJ Crackdown on Nursing Homes to Include Criminal Counts

Bloomberg Law: DOJ Crackdown on Nursing Homes to Include Criminal Counts (September 30, 2019)

The Department of Justice is pushing to bring criminal charges against nursing facilities and staff accused of harming residents, alongside civil charges. Justice in Aging attorney, Eric Carlson, was interviewed for this story, in which he applauded the agency’s intent to aggressively prosecute criminal violations, stating that poor quality care and inadequate staffing levels in nursing facilities can lead to serious, and common, issues like bed sores, infection, and malnutrition.

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