Nursing Home Advocate Calls for Termination of State Officials

News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City reports that a nursing home safety advocate is calling for the resignation or removal of seven state officials. Wes Bledsoe, founder of A Perfect Cause, met with staff from the governor’s office to demand the resignation or termination of employees at the Oklahoma Department of Health and Oklahoma DHS including the DHS director and state health commissioner.

Bledsoe believes that the state does not routinely perform proper and independent investigations in cases of wrongdoing.  Specifically, that nursing homes are entrusted with the task of investigating themselves. “The state is allowing nursing homes to self investigate themselves. How can we trust nursing homes to do an unbiased investigation of itself?” Bledsoe asks.  If the leadership at the top is not following state or local law, “that leadership has got to go.”

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Most of the content in this blog is directly from an article written by Jesse Wells, News Channel 4.

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