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Cincinnati May Drop Nursing Home Inspections

Budget cuts and retirements are threatening Cincinnati’s unique inspection of nursing homes and residential facilities. Cincinnati is the only city in Ohio that does its own nursing home inspections. The city believes that this policy allows them to react more quickly and aggressively to problems such as physical or financial abuse. Nursing home inspectors evaluate living conditions and a wide variety of health and safety issues including how drugs are dispensed. The Ohio Department of Health will takeover the inspections if funding is cut, much like the Illinois Department of Health regulates Chicago’s nursing homes. To read the full story, click here.