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Infestation of Maggots Found in Michigan Nursing Home Residents Tracheas and Catheters

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) has found that many nursing home residents have experienced severe neglect and abuse – sometimes resulting in death.

This was discovered after reviewing nursing home surveys that had been collected by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – the very state department responsible for licensing and oversight of nursing homes in Michigan.

Bill Introduced Preventing People with Criminal Records from Working with Vulnerable Citizens

Three House Bills (4597, 4598, and 4599) were introduced during session on May 3, 2011, expanding the background check registry process. As introduced, the bills will flag new employees working or applying to work in nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, and foster care facilities if they have a substantiated history of neglect and abuse defined as Abuse/Neglect Class I or II. 

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