James L. Miller


This comment will encompass three areas. First, the economic structure of the nursing home industry and existing problems will be described. Second, current regulatory standards and enforcement devices which have been developed by federal agencies to deal with these problems will be explored. Third, the recent enactment of Ohio legislation which not only confers various rights upon nursing home residents but also seeks to eliminate institutional abuse through the implementation of adaptive enforcement devices, will be examined. In addition, the Ohio nursing home "bill of rights" will be looked at in conjunction with similar legislation passed in New York.