In response to news reports that nursing home administrators called Governor Scott’s cell phone three times asking for immediate assistance in the hours before the tragic deaths of eight senior citizens — and their calls for help went unanswered — and additional reporting detailing how Governor Scott has weakened nursing home regulations and oversight, today Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“The revelations about Governor Scott’s failure to respond to the urgent requests from the nursing home — as well as his long record of weakening oversight of this industry — are deeply disturbing. The reports raise a multitude of questions and concerns about Scott’s response to this tragic event and his overall record, and both of these areas deserve careful scrutiny in the weeks ahead.”
CBS Miami: Nursing Home Execs Called Gov. Rick Scott’s Cell Asking For Help Getting Power Back.
By Jim Defede
September 15, 2017
Bay News 9: South Florida deaths propel calls for revision of state nursing home regulations.|
September 14, 2017