Tennessee nursing home accused of fraud to avoid installing sprinklers

The families of two of the victims of a Nashville nursing home fire claim that the owners of the facility falsified drills and deceived state regulators to avoid installing sprinklers years before the blaze. A September 2003 fire in the nursing home killed 16 residents of the home. If the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new proposed regulation passes, this nursing home and all national nursing homes will be required to have sprinklers installed and hopefully similar tragedies can be avoided.

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