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Controls proposed for admitting sex offenders and other violent crime offenders into Illinois nursing homes

There is a proposal by state attorney general Lisa Madigan to require nursing homes to tighten the rules on admitting convicted sex offenders and other violent offenders to long-term care centers. A care center would have to notify its residents in writing that a sex offender or parolee had moved into the center. The proposal would charge the nursing home administration with cross-checking resident lists with state police sex offender and corrections departments’ databases twice a year. All centers that plan to admit sex offenders or parolees would have to comply.