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State, L.A. Near Deal To Boost Nursing Home Inspections
Kaiser Health News

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health could receive nearly $15 million in additional state funds and about 70 more staff members under a proposed new contract with the state to expand and increase oversight of nursing homes.

But a yearlong training and certification process for new staff members means that the longstanding backlog of nursing home investigations could get worse before it gets better.