14 September 2013

CA Quickly Dismissed Elder-Abuse Cases, Investigation Reveals

State regulators have been conducting "cursory and indifferent" investigations of complaints against caregivers for the elderly, disabled and sick, even when those cases involve suspected abuse or suspicious death, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED.

Documents obtained by CIR also reveal the California Department of Public Health dismissed nearly 1,000 pending cases of abuse and theft over the past decade, when the state was dealing with a backlog of cases.


Which is exactly why those state workers tasked with elder abuse issues and enforcement must have their paychecks tied to performance, including all those that work for APS, the DA and the AG's office.

Otherwise, they are simply living off the public dole.


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