Lake County News: Yamada Request to Audit State Health Licensing and Certification Division Approved

On Wednesday the California Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, or “JLAC”, approved a request to audit the California Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Division’s regulation of long-term health care facilities.  

The request was made by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), chair of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, after a recent oversight hearing revealed complaint investigation back-logs in the thousands, leaving unanswered questions about how safe long-term care health facilities are, and the effectiveness of the state’s safety enforcement apparatus.

“With this approval from JLAC, we are making progress toward understanding the barriers that prevent the Department of Public Health from completing timely investigations of allegations of abuse and misconduct at our long-term care health facilities,” Yamada stated. “This audit request should help re-focus a commitment to quality and safety, and restore confidence that that the state of California will respond quickly and decisively when a vulnerable individual’s health or safety is in jeopardy.”

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