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Michigan launches "Sentinel project" to protect vulnerable adults in long-term care facilities

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The state is launching a new initiative to protect vulnerable adults living in nursing facilities and it’s called the Sentinel project.

Specially trained staff will investigate and examine long-term care facilities for evidence of abuse or neglect. 

Attorney General Dana Nessel says those teams will do that through unannounced visits. 

“These teams will conduct discrete but comprehensive site investigations to determine if evidence exists to take enforcement action, criminal or otherwise. If so, my office will take that action.”

The project is housed within the Health Care Fraud division of the Department of the Attorney General.