NJ Bill Seeks Tougher Auditing For Nursing Homes

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 5:47 PM EST) -- A New Jersey lawmaker announced legislation on Wednesday that he said would help combat financial abuses against nursing home patients, by exposing such facilities to new state auditing requirements.

Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, R-Ocean, Burlington, Monmouth and Middlesex counties, said his measure would beef up current laws intended to root out financial misconduct and expose responsible individuals and facilities to charges if a misappropriation is discovered.

The bill, A4480, would require the state Commissioner of Health to annually audit at least 10 percent of a nursing...
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