A lawmaker wants to require nursing homes to notify residents and their families when a sex offender moves into the facility. Under the current law, no notification is required, and nursing homes are not allowed to turn away applicants for being sex offenders. A new state bill would require licensed nursing home care facilities to notify residents and their families that a sex offender is living there. Notification would also be required if a person was imprisoned for a felony any time during the year long period of their application for admission. Nursing home legislation such as this will help diminish sexual abuse from fellow residents. There has been an increase in sexual abuse by fellow residents in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the new nursing home legislation, please click the link.