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Committee passes Dunn bill protecting long-term care residents from neglect and isolation

By Insider NJ  
   September 22, 2022

A late Mendham nursing home resident who suffered from lockdowns and misguided policies during the Covid-19 pandemic inspired a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and passed by the Aging and Senior Services Committee Thursday. The bill (A4657), drafted in memory of 99-year-old Sally Griscavage Florek, would provide residents of long-term care facilities greater protections during periods of infectious disease outbreaks. Florek died in April 2020 after she was treated in the hospital for a fall and released back to the nursing home despite testing positive for Covid-19.

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