Attorneys General Help Constituents Facing COVID-19-Related Challenges

  • Alabama AG Steve Marshall warned nursing home residents who are Medicaid recipients and their families about attempts by nursing homes to seize their stimulus checks, which are not “resources” under federal benefits programs and should not be signed over to the facilities. As previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a similar alert.
  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey announced enhanced resources to better facilitate reporting of workplace safety concerns to the AG’s office as the state implements its phased reopening. The AG’s office created a new online form specifically for reporting unsafe working conditions related to COVID-19, including concerns about hygiene, social distancing, and requiring symptomatic employees to work, among other things.