Arizona Governor, Legislators Aim To Increase State Supervision Of Long-Term Care Facilities.

February 6, 2019

The AP (2/6, Cooper) reports that “Arizona may boost state oversight of long-term care facilities like the one in Phoenix where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth, reversing a decision more than 20 years ago to drop state regulation.” The legislation lawmakers are currently considering “would require intermediate care apply for a state license and conduct background checks of employees that care for clients.”

Arizona Governor Issues Executive Order For Arizona Workers To Undergo Training To Prevent Abuse Of Patients With Disabilities.

The Arizona Republic (2/6) reports that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) “issued an executive order calling for more state protection of people with disabilities.” The order applies to “any Arizona workers who have direct contact with patients with disabilities” to “undergo annual training in abuse prevention.” Last week, the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council “issued a report that called for heightened protection of individuals with disabilities, including improved training for staff, family members and guardians.” The chairman of the council said the executive orders are “just the beginning” of the process.

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