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Caregiving abuse information now online

Iowa

Mason City, IA - The names of some care center employees terminated for abusing residents and the facts surrounding the alleged abuses are available to the public online.

In May, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office clarified an interpretation of state law to permit broader public access to records of Iowa Workforce Development, the state agency that handles workers’ claims for unemployment benefits.

“The public access makes it easier for members of the public to determine whether their loved ones are residing at care centers where abuses have occurred if an abuser files a claim for unemployment benefits,” said Dan Anderson, chief administrative law judge for Iowa Workforce Development in Des Moines.

July 13, 2008

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