State Sen. Messmer Applauds Measure to Expand Nursing Home Visitation

The Indiana Legislature has approved a bill allowing expanded visitation in nursing homes in case of future emergencies.  Jasper State Senator Mark Messmer says the bill’s intent is to give nursing home residents a familiar face in times of emergency.

Messmer also feels the passed measure allows nursing home residents to see a familiar face, even in times of crisis.  It further allows civil immunity to long-term care facilities participating in the programs, except for cases of gross negligence, or willful misconduct.

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