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Rome nursing home agrees to stop discrimination

ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- State investigators have reached a settlement in a discrimination case against a central New York nursing home that posted an order reading "No Colored Nurses" in a unit to accommodate a racist white patient.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Tuesday that Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rome has agreed to implement an anti-discrimination policy and hire a consultant to conduct diversity training for all employees.

The 120-bed home also must post public notices around its facilities stating its commitment to nondiscrimination and provide reports to the attorney general's office for three years.

A supervisor at the facility said "we have no comment" when contacted by phone.

Schneiderman says the investigation began after his office received multiple complaints about discrimination in assignment of black nurses at the facility.
 
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