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Audit: California nursing home oversight haphazard
Sacramento Bee

The California Department of Public Health is stumbling in its oversight of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, weighed down by a backlog of more than 11,000 open complaints – and no clear path to dig its way out, the California state auditor has concluded.

The widely anticipated report, released Thursday, details how the department has failed to effectively manage investigations of complaints related to long-term care in California.

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