Get Wisconsin news you need straight to your inbox.
Sign up for our free story updates and Friday news roundups. 
Posted inA Frail System, Government, Health & Welfare, Justice & Safety

New state law conceals records of abuse, neglect in nursing homes

A new Wisconsin law, which went into effect in February 2011, bars families from using state health investigation records in state civil suits filed against long-term providers, including nursing homes and hospices. It also makes such records inadmissible in criminal cases against health care providers accused of neglecting or abusing patients.