Almost all of New Mexico’s 71 nursing homes in recent years have violated rules meant to protect their most vulnerable residents from infectious disease. In total, 85 percent of the state’s facilities “failed to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program,” according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A […]
Nursing home for COVID-19 patients to be run by firm with history of safety violations and lawsuits
Domestic violence shelters have no shortage of beds, but reports of abuse are on the rise
Foster parents, biological parents and kids face new challenges amid state’s response to COVID-19 outbreak
State officials scramble to respond to restraint and seclusion in schools
New PED head tasked with implementing sweeping reforms.
Parents, regulators left in the dark over school behavior management techniques
When schools abuse CYFD hotline, families suffer
Special-needs kids who don’t get help in school are winding up in jail.
New Mexico public schools get most of their budget — around 70 percent — from the state, based on a complex formula that takes into account everything from poverty rates to the number of special needs students. But once districts get that money, they have wide leeway as to how they actually spend it. And […]