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California Nursing Homes: Federal and State Oversight Inadequate to Protect Residents in Homes With Serious Care Violations

T-HEHS-98-219 Published: Jul 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1998.
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GAO discussed its findings on nursing home care in California, focusing on: (1) care problems identified in recent state and federal quality reviews that California conducted in the last 2 or 3 years; (2) obstacles to federal and state efforts to identify care problems; and (3) implementation of federal enforcement policies to ensure that homes correct problems identified and then sustain compliance with federal requirements.

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