State Legislation May Require Generators In Nursing Homes

Legislators in one state are working to pass into law preventions for death due to power failures. One nursing home has a current death toll of 14 patients who died in the aftermath of a hurricane. The weight of the tragedy has caused focus on prevention of power loss to avoid further incidents. 

In the words of one legislator, “Any loss of life is tragic, but it is worse when death can be avoided.” Nursing home owners are showing disfavor with the potential requirements of generators on site that can run the facility if power fails. They are concerned about costs to their budgets. For more, read the story

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