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Who’s Watching Gramma? Pennsylvania Attorney General Investigates Nursing Homes for Criminal Neglect

  • Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro is investigating ”several” unidentified nursing homes in the state over COVID-19-related allegations of neglect of a care-dependent person, a criminal offense under Pennsylvania law.
  • According to the AG’s office, the AG’s Care-Dependent Neglect Team, within its Medicaid Fraud Control Section, is conducting the investigation. The office also launched a public email address dedicated to receiving reports of neglect and criminal complaints about nursing homes.
  • As previously reported, other AG’s offices, including those of Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Ohio, are conducting investigations into long-term care facilities and nursing homes in their states.