Nursing home inspections improving since last summer

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Kansas has made significant improvement in overseeing its nursing homes, reducing the number of facilities lagging behind federal inspection standards since last summer.

Providing lawmakers with an overview of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, the agency's operations director walked lawmakers through new data that show the state is catching up with its inspection load.

Back in July, 110 of the state's approximately 350 nursing homes had not been inspected in more than 16 months. Federal regulations required them to be inspected at least every 15.9 months.

The statewide average had to be an inspection . . .

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