GOP senators seek probe of ‘egregious’ conditions at NJ nursing home

Kennith Bogan
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) leaves the Capitol following procedural votes regarding Department of Defense nominations on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) leaves the Capitol adhering to procedural votes concerning Division of Protection nominations on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Republican senators on Wednesday called for the Office of Justice (DOJ) to look into “egregious” circumstances at a nursing property in New Jersey.

GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Tim Scott (S.C.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday requesting a probe into the situations at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Heart in Green Township, N.J.

“Evidence implies that Woodland has subjected its people to egregious and flagrant problems that have caused them to go through severe actual physical and psychological hurt,” the senators wrote.

The nursing residence facility previously created headlines right after 17 bodies were uncovered stacked in the building’s morgue in 2020, NBC News reported.

New Jersey took actions to suspend new admissions to Woodland previous month, with point out inspectors citing several alleged failures at the facility including failure to contact 911 for unresponsive inhabitants, leaving a resident “soiled in feces for ten several hours” and failing to get a resident COVID-19 remedy they essential.

Republicans formerly urged investigations into New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan just after allegations that states’ mismanagement of COVID-19 brought on numerous nursing home deaths.

“DOJ declined to open a CRIPA investigation into nursing houses in New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan, but indicated it opened a CRIPA investigation into two nursing services operated by the State of New Jersey, such as Memorial House at Menlo Park and the Veterans Memorial Property at Paramus,” the senators mentioned.

“We strongly urge the DOJ to take into account growing its investigation to consist of Woodland as properly, primarily in light-weight of other similar ongoing investigations,” they extra.

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