Governor Mark Dayton

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Governor Dayton Proposes Elder Care

March 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Governor Dayton is taking action to help protect Minnesota seniors and vulnerable adults...

The move follows a serious backlog of thousands of abuse complaints that went un-addressed for months by the state health department, and contributed to the resignation of its Commissioner. Dayton's 15 million dollar proposal includes harsher penalties for abusers and their employers.  The plan would also beef up the licensing and inspection requirements for residential care facilities.