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Snyder Signs Bills for Better Inspections of Nursing Homes, Fleeing and Eluding Law

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Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to create a more thorough and effective nursing home inspection process.

Senate Bill 884, sponsored by state Sen. Goeff Hansen, ensures several improvements to the review procedure, including more timely revisits and responses to correction plans. The bill also requires that the inspection teams include a nurse, and provides for a grant award program for nursing homes that receive the highest quality rating.

“The state has an obligation to ensure the highest standard of care for our seniors living in nursing homes,” Snyder said. “I applaud the Legislature’s collaboration with care organizations from around the state to create a more effective inspection process.”

Snyder also signed legislation sponsored by state Sen. John Gleason, creating higher maximum penalties for first- and second-degree fleeing and eluding. First-degree will be punishable by a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment, while second-degree will be punishable by a maximum of 15 years’ imprisonment. The bill now is P.A. 323.

Gleason who sponsored the legislation to better protect law enforcement was on hand today when Snyder signed the new law. Gleason said “reckless criminals can cause death and destruction  while leading law enforcement on high-speed chases. People who endanger the lives of our police officers and threaten the safety of motorists and pedestrians should face harsher punishment.”


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