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After Tragedy At Fla. Nursing Home, Advocates Say New Rule Protecting Residents Doesn’t Go Far Enough

KHN Morning Briefing

A new federal rule will require that nursing homes have “alternate sources of energy to maintain temperatures to protect resident health and safety.” But some say it is too vague and wouldn’t have necessarily avoided the deaths of the eight residents in Florida even if it had been in effect. Meanwhile, police have obtained a search warrant in their criminal investigation of the Florida nursing home, and The New York Times offers tips on choosing a reliable facility.