Review Finds Flawed Management Of Nursing Home Inspections In Los Angeles County

Kaiser Health News' staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with the Los Angeles Daily News, reports: "Los Angeles County public health staff repeatedly failed to follow state policies on nursing home inspections, leading to improper closure of cases and incomplete and delayed investigations, according to a report issued by the California Department of Public Health. After reviewing a sampling of 136 cases received since 2009, the state health department found that LA. County officials did not properly prioritize or track investigations. The county faces a backlog of hundreds of nursing home safety complaints" (Gorman, 6/20). Read the story.

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