California Should Improve Its Oversight of Selected Nursing Homes' Compliance with Federal Requirements for Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Document: "In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its life safety and emergency preparedness regulations to improve protections for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, including those residing in long-term-care facilities (commonly known as nursing homes). The updates included requirements that nursing homes have expanded sprinkler systems and smoke detector coverage; an emergency plan that is reviewed, trained on, tested, and updated at least annually; and provisions for sheltering in place and for evacuation. Our objective was to determine whether California ensured that selected nursing homes in the State that participated in the Medicare or Medicaid programs complied with CMS requirements for life safety and emergency preparedness."
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report No. A-09-18-02009
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General: https://oig.hhs.gov/