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The Maryland agency in charge of inspecting health-care facilities failed to conduct required annual inspections at more than half of the state's assisted-living homes, according to a state audit released last week.
"We are very, very fortunate to have that collaborative approach," she said. "[It] gives us another mechanism by which we can be notified, even if we're not out there as often as we'd like to be."
Despite under-staffing, Ms. Grimm said, all facilities receive some type of monitoring from one of the three agencies and that OHCQ steps in to inspect facilities when concerns are raised.