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

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.

Former Florida nursing home ombudsman files lawsuit

A former long-term care watchdog has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Health Care Association and the Florida Assisted Living Association for alleged “whistle-blower retaliation.”

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