Los Angeles County

Plan would address inspection backlog, limit inspection duties

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is reportedly seeking to realign nursing home inspection and oversight duties to address a chronic backlog of investigations into abuse and other violations, while limiting enforcement requirements for entities charged with conducting them.

Los Angeles County failed in investigating nursing homes, state says

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health did not follow standard policies pertaining to nursing home inspections, according to a review released by the state Department of Health.

Close to 1,000 nursing home investigation complaints in LA open for more than 2 years, audit finds

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A lack of oversight into nursing home investigations in Los Angeles County has caused a backlog of thousands of complaints, including 945 complaints that have been open for more than two years, according to an audit from the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller.