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Minnesota Senate committee chair says too many reports of abuse have "fallen through the cracks."
Health Dept. greatly accelerated review of outstanding maltreatment allegations.
Legislative probe uncovered widespread issues that require "immediate action."
"I think they thought we were old and frail and unable to speak up. But we were very determined to shake people up about this — and we did," said 85-year-old Janet Dahlquist.
Minnesota, like a handful of other states, does not license assisted-living facilities, which means that residents generally have no more rights and protections than renters in an ordinary apartment building.
Gov. Dayton has appointed former Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to lead the Health Department, following highly publicized reports of breakdowns in senior home regulation.
A male caregiver who worked the overnight shift at a Sauk Rapids group home has been charged with sexually assaulting two female residents who were unable to report the assaults because of their disabilities.
Consumer work group was commissioned by Dayton in wake of Star Tribune probe.
The woman died a few weeks after being left on the floor for 10 hours.
State agency, prosecutors say Thomas Duvall is still fixated on violence.