Iowa Senate passes bill on aggressive patients
DES MOINES (AP) — People and aging inmates with sexually aggressive or combative behaviors may have a place to go under a measure passed by the Iowa Senate.
Lawmakers unanimously passed a measure Tuesday that would create a committee to study the need for a specialized long-term care facility for sexually aggressive or combative people.
Bill sponsor Sen. Liz Mathis, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, says nursing homes and residential care facilities are reluctant to accept geriatric people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or sexually aggressive and combative behaviors.
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