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Long-Term Care: Consumer Protection and Quality-of-Care Issues in Assisted Living
HEHS-97-93: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed assisted living facilities (ALF), focusing on: (1) responsibilities of federal and state governments and ALFs in ensuring quality and protecting consumers living in ALFs; and (2) issues that may require further research.GAO noted that: (1) a number of federal agencies have some jurisdiction over consumer protection and quality of care in ALFs; (2) ho...
Limited Partnership Rollups
GGD-95-180R: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the use of fairness opinions in limited partnership rollups. GAO noted that it did not have a sufficient basis to submit any conclusions on the use of fairness opinions, since only one fairness opinion and five rollups in total were filed since the legislation was enacted...
Federal Trade Commission: Enforcement of the Trade Regulation Rule on Franchising
HRD-93-83: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) enforcement of its trade regulation rule on franchising.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years (FY) 1989 through 1992, FTC opened 78 franchise rule investigations, of which 18 percent resulted in judicial action, 40 percent were closed, and 42 percent were still being investigated at the end of FY 1992; (2) FTC...
Examinations of Financial Institutions Do Not Assure Compliance With Consumer Credit Laws
GGD-81-13: Published: Jan 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1981.
Consumer credit protection laws set forth basic principles to protect and inform consumers seeking credit. Financial institutions are responsible for complying with these laws. Federal financial institution regulatory agencies supervise institutions that extend credit and have responsibilities for ensuring that financial institutions comply with the laws.GAO found that the agencies' programs for i...