California Lawmakers to Look Closely at Assisted Living in Upcoming Hearings

California lawmakers will hold hearings in February to examine assisted living providers in the state, following a San Diego Union-Tribune report outlining problems with assisted living homes. 

The publication worked with the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting at the University of Southern California on the investigations cited in the reports, which included two installments—one in September and a second in December. 

Following the series, Sen. Leland Yee (D-CA) said he would hold oversight hearings to address the findings and look more closely into assisted living. 


According to the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, there are two state senate committees holding a separate hearing on the same issues around assisted living. The hearing will be held by the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and the Health Committee, scheduled for February 11, 2014. 

The lawmakers also considered other media reports including a recent investigative report conducted by Frontline and ProPublica in its planning for more assisted living oversight. 

Written by Elizabeth Ecker


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