Los Angeles County
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.
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.
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.