Florida Ombudsman

Florida's top LTC ombudsman placed under 'virtual house arrest,' state investigates possible wrongdoing

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The leader of Florida's long-term care ombudsman program is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave under strict conditions, according to local reports. Harold J. Crochet has run Florida's LTC ombudsman program since 2011. Last Friday, he was placed on paid leave by Elder Affairs Secretary Charles T. Corley, according to a memorandum obtained by the Miami Herald.

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Lawmakers in Florida are proposing a controversial bill that would put a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases involving nursing homes.