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⭒ New Developments

Nursing Home Oversight, or Lack Thereof, Called Out by Legislature

On October 5, the Assembly Health Committee held an informational hearing on nursing home oversight.  Several critical topics for nursing home residents were explored, from ownership and California’s zombie licensing system to the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) weak enforcement and oversight.  Long story short, DPH is not doing its job and its failures contribute to resident harm and misery.

You can watch the hearing, in its entirety, here: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/assembly-health-committee-20211005/video.  Or you can watch attorney Kim Valentine’s testimony on behalf of the Consumer Attorneys of California or CANHR senior staff attorney Tony Chicotel’s testimony separately.

CalMatters and LAist both posted good summaries of the hearing.