The U.S. Department of Justice is stepping up efforts to reduce nursing home mistreatment of elders through its Nursing Home Iniative. The iniative focuses on improving enforcement of existing laws, training, attention to medical forensic issues, and increasing the use of reliable criminal background checks.
Through its Elder Justice program, the DOJ is also increasing the enforcement of civil and criminal penalties against nursing facilities and others whose mistreatment results in the serious injury or death of elderly residents. It has also created State Working Groups to improve the coordination of federal, state, and local law enforcement in cases of health care fraud.
For more information, visit the DOJ’s website here.
The law firm of Walton Law Firm LLP represents victims of neglect, mistreatment, and malpractice in the nursing home and assisted living setting. It accepts cases in all Southern California counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Imperial.