Dolan Leaving Senate to Run Nursing Home Group
The association represents the nursing home industry. Dolan is a Republican from Lake St. Louis. He was elected to the Senate in 2002 after three terms in the Missouri House. In 2003, he was among the sponsors of legislation that overhauled nursing home regulations. The new law relaxed inspection requirements for good nursing homes -- but it also strengthened the state's authority to penalize those providing poor care. Dolan says there's no decision yet on just when he'll leave the Senate to begin the new job.