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Utah law not enough to inform residents of violent criminals moving into nursing homes

A new law passed by the Utah legislature that took effect May 1, 2006 requires nursing homes to inform residents when a violent felon with a terminated sentence lives there, but not when that violent felon is on parole.

This law is not enough, as evidenced by the case of a 91 year old hearing impaired man in a Utah nursing home who was sexually assaulted by his 68-year old roommate-a repeat sex offender recently released on parole.

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