A bill to make it harder to sue people who make money from Florida nursing homes cleared its first hurdle last week, but advocates for residents warn it’s a bad move in a state with one in five homes on a growing watch list for safety concerns.
“All this legislation does is immunize corporate decision-makers from any accountability,” said Brian Lee, the state’s former long-term care ombudsman and now the executive director of an advocacy group, Families for Better Care.
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