US Won’t Investigate Governors Who Ordered Nursing Homes to Accept COVID-Positive Residents

The U.S. Department of Justice has opted against investigating any of the Democrat governors who last year ordered nursing homes to accept residents who tested positive for COVID-19 against the recommendations of health groups. Federal officials reviewed information they received from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey last year regarding the orders. Based on the review, they’re not opening Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) investigations in the first three states, Joe Gaeta, deputy assistant attorney general, told Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) in a letter on Friday. The act enables the attorney general to launch a case in court against a state or local government, or its employees or agents, when officials suspect or find that people in institutions owned or run by such a government have had their rights denied. The Department of Justice opened a CRIPA probe into conditions at two nursing facilities operated by the …Read More

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