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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:53 AM

Pa. halted anonymous nursing home complaints for 3 years, audit finds

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health risked “residents' safety” by refusing to accept anonymous complaints against nursing homes for almost a three-year period, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday.

Halting anonymous complaints violates federal policy and is “a decision that is absolutely breathtaking,” DePasquale said at a news conference. He said he suspects it was “an action intended to silence critics.”

It occurred from 2012-14 under the former administration of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.

Michael Wolf, who became acting state Secretary of Health in October 2012, was nominated by Corbett in April 2013 and confirmed by the Senate in May 2013. Now a vice president of a health care management company, Wolf could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/10850267-74/complaints-depasquale-nursing

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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:03 AM

1. Not surprised

Corbett was such a corrupt POS.

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