Victory for Center for Investigative Reporting: Public Disclosure of Citations issued to Facilities for Developmentally Disabled 

In a major victory for the Center for Investigative Reporting and for advocates and the public, California’s Supreme Court reversed an appellate court ruling that permitted the Department of Public Health to heavily redact citations issued to state owned long term care facilities for the Developmentally Disabled. 

Second Top Boss Leaves California Public Health Department

The Sacramento Bee reports Kathleen Billingsley has announced she is resigning her position as second-in-command at the California Department of Public Health. CANHR has been calling for her to step down due to the extreme dysfunction within the Licensing & Certification Division during her tenure and the Department’s indifference to the plight of nursing home residents who have suffered abuse or neglect.