Statement by Senator Stratton Taylor,
Senate President Pro Tempore
"This is an important step in the right direction. It sends the signal that the state of Oklahoma will accept nothing less than the best possible treatment for our elderly. Families shouldn't have to worry about the quality of care their loved ones receive, no matter what nursing home is involved."
"This should help assure the public that the state will not tolerate any abuse of the system, whether that abuse is committed by a state investigator or a nursing home operator. The tougher penalties we've proposed will cause anyone who is tempted to bend or break the rules to think twice."