New State Audit Shows California Nursing Board Falsified Reports

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A new state audit has revealed the California Nursing Board falsified reports to make it appear it was properly investigating complaints made against the state’s nurses. Yesterday’s report from the California State Auditor shows that board executives faked documents to make it look like it was properly managing nursing investigations even when it wasn’t. An audit from 2016 found the board was assigning too many cases to each of its investigators and determined the board should keep caseloads to 20 investigations per investigator. However, they had not reached that number by 2018. Three executives created a plan to distribute the cases among the staff, pretending that no one investigator was handling more than 20 cases. The most recent audit suggests disciplining the executives and fining them up to $5,000.