Keeping Iowa seniors safe
A sexually violent predator who’d served his sentence was released from a state-run facility directly into a northwest Iowa nursing home. There he assaulted an elderly woman, who was also a resident.
House File 2422, as approved by the Senate, would:
** Prohibit any sexually violent predator from being released from a state-run facility to a nursing home or residential care facility;
** Allow nursing homes and residential care facilities to refuse to admit registered sex offenders; and
** Permit facilities to discharge sex offenders who are current residents.
The legislation also establishes a task force on the need for a nursing care facility specifically for sexually violent predators.Posted May. 2nd, 2012 at 1:08 pm by Senate Intern
Tags: iowa seniors, nursing home