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State moves toward separately housing violent SNF residents

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Iowa moved one step closer to a plan that would transfer violent public nursing home residents to a segregated government- or private agency-managed facility using state money.

Iowa governor-elect nominates nursing home regulator with ties to industry

Iowa governor-elect nominates nursing home regulator with ties to industry

Iowa Gov.-elect Terry Branstad (R) has nominated Rod Roberts to head Iowa's Department of Inspections. This, despite critics' allegations that Roberts has conflicts of interest, The Des Moines Register reported.

Iowa politicians clash with nursing home inspectors

Iowa politicians, including Governor-elect Terry Branstad (R) and state legislators from both parties, have publicly criticized Dean Lerner, the head of Iowa's Department of Inspections and Appeals, which regulates state nursing homes.