Nursing Homes Audited For Staffing Levels

A state auditor general is auditing nursing homes that previously struggled with adequate staffing to provide quality care to patients. The state department of health was under scrutiny for not properly enforcing rules, citations, and fines. The auditor general detailed his purpose in the audit. 

"Not only that they're having enough staff, but that they're having enough direct care and enough direct care time, and that the fines are signficant enough that a nursing home doesn't just view it as a cost of doing business to violate the staffing level," said the state auditor general. For more, read the story.