State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Additional Quality Improvement Programs Undertaken by OHCQ


To supplement the changes mandated by legislation passed by the Nursing Home Reform Act, OHCQ has taken several organizational steps to try to improve nursing facility quality. Forty surveyors have been added since 1999 (doubling the number of surveyors on staff), a Chief Nurse and a Medical Director have been appointed, and a Technical Assistance Unit and Abuse Unit have been established. In addition, OHCQ has initiated the following programs as part of the effort to improve nursing home quality within the state.

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