California Bill Would Require Annual Long-Term Care Facility Inspections



Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Recent reports of widespread abuse and neglect at California assisted living facilities have prompted calls for better state oversight of community care facilities. Assemblyman Ian Calderon says his bill would help the state spot trouble early.

“There are a lot of facilities that will get licensed and nobody will come by for five years to do an inspection and so they might be in violation of some laws, but they just don’t know it,” says Calderon. “And so this will also aid in catching a problem early and keep it from growing into a bigger problem.”

About a decade ago, the Department of Social Service’s budget was cut by about five million dollars a year. Mandatory surprise inspections at assisted living, foster care and other facilities soon went way down.

The California Assisted Living Association says it endorses Calderon’s bill.

A legislative committee will take up the measure in the next few weeks.

Related Stories

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Group Prepares Latinos To Be Leaders

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Latinos make up the largest segment of California’s population. Yet they have one of the smallest voter representations. One organization is trying to change that equation.

  • Alex Proimos / Flickr

    California Ends Fiscal Year With Revenue Surge

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    California ended its fiscal year with a surge in revenues. The Department of Finance reports California exceeded revenue projections for the fiscal year by $732 million.

  • Jeff Gunn / Flickr

    Sanctuary Cities Draw Scrutiny

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    The alleged murder of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history has revived a debate in the California Capitol over sanctuary cities.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter