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Also in the News for Wednesday, July 21

Asbestos exposure triggers nursing home evacuation, OSHA fines for contractor and facility … First half of year set blistering pace for healthcare data breaches … One of New York’s biggest nursing home critics wants state to add frailty index to survey process … Appeal likely after court rejects law intended to protect LGBTQ NH residents … National Health Investors expects more than 90% lease collection this month … Life Care Centers of America appoints new VP.

Clinical briefs for Friday, June 11

CMS starts posting nursing home vaccination rates … New OSHA standard requires paid time off for vaccination, COVID case tracking and notification … US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks … Dementia expert says evidence behind Biogen Alzheimer’s drug ‘wasn’t sufficient’ for FDA approval … America’s nursing homes fight to find enough caregivers … Nurse claims nursing home fired her for whistleblowing over lax COVID-19 control

OSHA says to protect staff

A federal investigation recently found that a Colorado nursing home failed to adequately protect staff from violent residents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in late January cited and fined Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford more than $9,000. OSHA said Pioneer must install more security cameras and alarms, remove dangerous items from violent…

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