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California needs budget increases to ensure adequate inspection of nursing homes

Officials of enforcement agencies in California insist their failure to properly investigate nursing home violations in years past are a result of budget cutbacks.

In October 2005, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and surviving relatives of deceased nursing home residents filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court to compel the Department of Health Services to investigate all nursing home safety complaints within 10 days, as required by state law.

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