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April 29, 2020

Health Law Daily

Long-Term Care Patients Sue Pennsylvania Health Department Over COVID-19 Cases

  • April 29, 2020

Bloomberg Law (4/28, Pazanowski, Subscription Publication) reports a proposed class “of long-term care facility residents sued the Pennsylvania Department of Health Tuesday over polices and practices that allegedly are allowing Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, to run rampant through the facilities.” Health department “inspections of these facilities ‘have come nearly to a halt,’ thereby endangering the facilities’ already medically fragile and disabled residents, a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says.” The department’s “failure to inspect the facilities as required by federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid also has allowed them to conduct unauthorized experiments on residents in violation of international law, the complaint says.”