Quinn announced the task force on Saturday and named his senior
health policy adviser, Michael Gelder, to head the panel. Six state
agencies and departments will participate in the task force.
According to the governor's office, the task force will examine
nursing policies and procedures, in addition to other duties.
Quinn says the task force will make sure nursing homes are "a safe
haven for residents, many of whom are among our most vulnerable and
needy." He says this will be done "with all deliberate speed."
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