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Update on fallout from SNF fire casualties.

One of the nursing homes ravaged by a deadly fire that led to calls for sprinkler systems in all SNFs has settled 28 of 32 lawsuits pending against its parent company, the Associated Press reported. More than a dozen deaths were attributed to the blaze at the Nashville facility, which did not have a sprinkler system, nor was required to have one, at the time. In the post-disaster fallout, Tennessee lawmakers made sprinkler systems mandatory in all nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Similar legislation has been introduced in Congress.
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Title Annotation:skilled nursing facilities
Author:Edwards, Douglas J.
Publication:Nursing Homes
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U6TN
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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