Nys Nursing Home Death Report Delayed 3x

01.14.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Watchdog group the Empire Center requested the nursing home data back in August, but the state Department of Health says it won't be made public until at least March 22nd.

DOH officials say records being requested are still under "review."

New York is only publicly reporting residents who physically died in the resident homes - not those who died after being sent to hospitals for medical care.

The Empire Center believes there's no reason for details on nursing home deaths to be withheld, so they've asked a judge force the release of data.