Each year, an inspection is carried out by the Regional Liaison Officers to ensure that the services offered by a nursing home meet the official requirements. The Department of Social Development brings in the inspecting officers. The examinations are usually a surprise, and their completion can take a couple of days. Besides yearly evaluations from the Department of Social Development, they can also make an extra visit if there are contentions about the well-being of nursing home residents. For evaluating the situation and taking suitable action, a follow-up visit can be made.
Moreover, yearly inspections are performed by the Department of Health Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) and the Department of Public Safety inspection services, including the Office of the Fire Marshal as well. As the checks take place annually, they should always be updated before the issuance or renewal of licenses of nursing homes.