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Minnesota health regulators often fail to respond rapidly to nursing home abuse complaints


October 23, 2019

Minnesota health regulators failed to meet federally mandated deadlines to investigate the most serious nursing home complaints in six out of every 10 cases — even after pressure from the Legislature and elder-care advocates prompted state health officials to conduct a massive overhaul of its complaint investigation unit.

Data released Tuesday by a federal watchdog agency shows the Minnesota Department of Health still missed deadlines for 150 cases in 2018 that alleged that patients were either at immediate risk for further harm or had been seriously harmed.


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