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New GAO Report Shows that State Nursing Home Inspectors Fail to Report Violations

A new report from the GAO has concluded that state nursing home inspectors are not reporting incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect, are failing to document them, and may be understating deficiencies at national nursing homes. The report comes as Congress considers a bill to increase fines to nursing homes that violate federal standards for nursing home care. Some states have begun to close repeat offender nursing homes who have excessive violations and incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect.

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