Agencies that refer individuals to nursing facilities and residential care settings should be required to inform the facility when an applicant poses a potential threat to the safety of other resid
States should provide adequate funding to enable state LTSS ombudsmen to visit all facilities.
States should have a full range of sanctions available, including (but not limited to) civil money penalties, a ban on all new admissions, monitoring of directed plans of co
States should guarantee and protect the rights of residents.
States should establish a resident’s right to alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, provided the states do not inhibit or discourage residents or their