Reaction: "Daley Orders New Laws, Nurse Home Inspections" - Task Force - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

Reaction: "Daley Orders New Laws, Nurse Home Inspections" - Task Force - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

Act Now, Aides Told

by: William Jones, Pamela Zekman | publication date: March 3, 1971 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

"Mayor Daley yesterday ordered key city department heads to begin immediately to draft ordinances upgrading requirements for nursing home employees. During a two-hour meeting in the mayor's office, Daley also said he has ordered city building, fire and health inspectors to "increase their surveillance" of nursing homes. Daley told reporters that new laws controlling the operation of nursing homes probably will include a specific ratio of nurse's aides and nurses to patients. . ."

This article reports on the steps taken by Chicago's mayors office to improve conditions in substandard nursing homes, including increased efforts by city inspectors and maybe even new legislation.

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