A report released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that not all states have similar disclosure requirements with regard to sex offenders and parolees in nursing homes. Further, many long-term care facilities do not impose stricter supervisory requirements on those with prior convictions because they are either unaware of a prior conviction, or they base these supervisory decisions on residents’ behaviors. Thus, many sex offenders or parolees may be monitored poorly until an incident results; at which time, it may be too late.
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