ISSUE: Nursing home inspection reports
OUR VIEW: New rules impede informed choices
A new rule limiting public access to nursing home inspection reports is a prime example of bureaucracy run amok.
Because administrators say requests for information have become too burdensome, the Department of Health and Human Services now says you can’t have copies of inspection reports that might explain how your loved one came to have a broken bone. Or bruises. Or that could help you prove a negligence, malpractice or criminal case in court.