Nursing Home Inspection Reports Now Available Online

With a prod from the federal government, the state Health Department has posted on its website thousands of pages of inspection reports on licensed nursing homes across the state, according to The Tennessean.
The posting marks the state’s effort to come into compliance with a little-known provision of the new federal health-care reform law, known formally as the Affordable Care Act. The law set a Jan. 1 date for states to come in to compliance.
Eventually, inspection reports for nursing homes, hospitals and other licensed facilities will be posted going back four years, said Health Department spokeswoman Shelley Walker.
While the inspection reports have been considered a matter of public record, obtaining copies of the reports previously required an individual request.
So far, one year of nursing home reports has been scanned in to the system.

Note: The reports are available HERE.

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