In Virginia, there is no law that:
- requires a nursing home to have liability insurance
- requires a nursing home to have a certain number of qualified staff / per resident (staffing ratio)
- requires a nursing home medical director to have office hours or make rounds
In other states, such laws may exist, but like many legal issues, state law varies a great deal. Which means, the rights your loved one has in one state, and they care they receive, may be very different from another.
So how do you chose a facility if each state is unique?