The California Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, or “JLAC”, has approved a request to audit the Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Division’s regulation of long-term health care facilities. Read the press release…
SACRAMENTO- Today, the California Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, or “JLAC”, has approved a request to audit the Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Division’s regulation of long-term health care facilities.
In LA County, County officials established a “Complaint Workload Clean Up Project” to close nursing home complaints without investigation, according to a new investigation by Kaiser Health News reporter Anna Gorman.
A new report from the federal government has found that one-third of Medicare beneficiaries experience an adverse or temporary harm event during their stay in a nursing home.
In this Issue
- RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Ready for Hearings
- Human Services Hearing on RCFEs/Assisted Living
- NSCLC Report Concludes California Lags Other States in Regulating Assisted Living Facilities
- Legislation Introduced to Force Timely Completion of Nursing Home Complaint Investigations
- Medi-Cal Expansion and Medi-Cal Recovery – Buyer Beware
- “Failure to Improve” – No Longer A Valid Excuse to Discontinue Nursing Home Medicare
- DOJ Issues Guidelines on Mobility Devices
- Upcoming Events
RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Ready for Hearings
Over the next month, most of the bills constituting the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 will be heard in policy committees. All of these bills are aimed at protecting the health, safety and security of California’s RCFE residents and enhancing the ability of the Department of Social Services’ Community Care Licensing Agency to enforce the laws and regulations governing these facilities.
A 78 year old male resident with a diagnosis of dementia and high risk of falls was receiving Ativan and Risperdal, two psychotropic drugs often used to sedate residents and that increase fall risks.