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Substantiated Abuse & Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities

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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) files complaints against licensed or certified health care professionals involved in abusive and neglectful incidents in nursing homes and other care facilities.

Click here to review the list of cases substantianed in FY18 - 4th Quarter (July 1, 2018 - September 31, 2018)

While these investigations are lengthy and cumbersome, the results of this advocacy are impactful in reducing the rates of abuse and neglect in Michigan.

There is still more work to be done to combat abuse and neglect in our state. The process of getting the state to investigate complaints against individual licenses is cumbersome and slow at best. Meanwhile, the licensed individuals continue to work and provide care while the Bureau of Health Professions investigates the allegation which may take years to complete and may not result in any finding.

MPAS has found that in some cases, unless there is a criminal conviction, when employment is terminated for abuse or neglect of the residents, there is nothing to stop them from working at another similar facility.

Specific details of these cases as well as the names of the offending care givers or supervisors can be found at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website- michigan.gov/lara/ - click on "search a state license."

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Posted on:
October 23, 2018