The Role Of Governmental Regulation And Control

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The role of governmental regulation and control in long-term care are based on two major reasons: The government is the major payer of Medicare, Medicaid and other public health programs and as such, most residents in long-term facilities are covered by one or both of these programs. The government also take advantage of the above leverage position to intervene and monitor financial expenses as well as the quality of care provided. Also, the nursing industry provides care to the weak, fragile and most vulnerable individuals in the society. Many of these individuals are either mentally and or physically disabled and unable to care for themselves. Thus, “the government role in regulatory long-term care to protect the vulnerable
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Each State has enforcement agencies usually, the department of health or human services and or officials to take action against facilities that do not comply with federal and state standards. The monitoring is carried out through a yearly inspection known as a, survey.



E. Under Cal. Pen. Code 368 Abuse occurs when any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any elder or dependent adult, with knowledge that he or she is an elder or a dependent adult, to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any elder or dependent adult, willfully causes or permits the person or health of the elder or dependent adult to be injured, or willfully causes or permits the elder or dependent adult to be placed in a situation in which his or her person or health is endangered.
“Abuse of an elder or dependent adult” Under Cal. Pen. Code 15610.07 – means either of the following: (a) Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering.
(b) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or
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