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L.A. County health inspectors rushed nursing home probes
Sacramento Bee

In an effort to reduce California’s backlog of health and safety complaints at nursing homes, Los Angeles County public health officials told its inspectors to close cases without fully investigating them, according to internal documents and interviews.

The effort known as the “Complaint Workload Clean Up Project” has been going on since at least the summer of 2012, according to internal memorandums sent by email to managers and inspectors by county Department of Public Health supervisors.