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April 09, 2021

Connecticut Nursing Homes Face Potential Liability for COVID-19 Failures

A bill was introduced in the Connecticut Senate that would allow a person to bring a civil action against a licensed nursing home facility for injuries resulting from the failure to comply with standards of care related to COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, nursing homes in Connecticut were granted legal immunity from these types of suits. However, this legal immunity ended on March 1. A bipartisan group of lawmakers have expressed support for the legislation because they believe it will hold nursing homes accountable for their failures to protect residents. Providers worry lawsuits resulting from the legislation may impose a large financial burden on nursing homes.