San Diego County Unable To Demonstrate It Has Enough Public Health Nurses Serve Region
According to an audit, San Diego County has 192 positions budgeted, but as of the end of last year, only 169 of those positions were filled.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Does San Diego County Have Enough Public Health Nurses?
Without better monitoring, San Diego County can’t prove that it has enough public health nurses to meet demand, according to a newly released analysis from the California State Auditor. Released late last week, the audit finds that the county Health and Human Services Agency “cannot sufficiently demonstrate” that there are enough public health nurses to serve foster, chronically ill and severely disabled children across the region. Requested nearly a year ago by state Sen. Ben Hueso who said he thought public health nurse workloads were way too high, auditors examined three years of staffing information and found that, as the legislator alleged, caseloads exceeded state bench marks from 2015 through 2017. (Sisson, 7/30)
In other news from across the state —
The Mercury News:
Lawsuit Accuses Cupertino Nursing Home Of Understaffing To Increase Profit
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center and more than a dozen other skilled nursing homes accused of deliberately running an understaffed business to make a bigger profit. The 24-hour skilled nursing home and rehab facility on Voss Avenue is one of four Bay Area businesses named in the suit; the other three are in Hayward, Novato and San Rafael. (Sarwari, 7/30)
Capital Public Radio:
Black Lives Matter, Family Demand Sacramento Police Release Video Of Officer Who Hit A Teenager On Bike
Activists with Sacramento’s Black Lives Matter chapter and the family of a 16-year-old who was hit by a police car last week are calling for the release of any law-enforcement video of the incident. On July 22, police say the teenager — whose identity Capital Public Radio is not revealing because they are a minor — was stopped in the north Sacramento riding a bike without lights and fled when asked if he had a warrant out for his arrest. (Romero, 7/30)