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⭒ Legislation History

Receivership Reform • SB 1220 (Mello) expands the powers and duties of a receiver when a nursing home is in receivership; disallows certain debts. Effective January 1, 1987.

Responsible Parties • AB 3943 (Agnos) prohibits nursing homes from requiring a responsible party to sign the admission agreement as a condition of admission. Effective January 1, 1987.

Medi-Cal Eviction • AB 688 (Isenberg) prevents the eviction or transfer of current or potential Medi-Cal patients when a facility withdraws from the Medi-Cal program. Effective January 1, 1987.

CNA Wage Pass-Through • AB 4172 (Agnos) requires facilities to pass through a certain percentage of rate increases to direct care staff for wage and benefit increases. Effective January 1, 1986.

Division of Community Property • AB 987 (Margolin) establishes protections for division of community property when one spouse enters a nursing home to prevent spousal impoverishment. Effective January 1, 1986.

Nursing Home Reform • SB 53 (Mello) and AB 180 (Isenberg) includes most of the provisions of the Nursing Home Patients Protection Act of 1884, including increasing penalties and protection of residents from eviction for conversion to Medi-Cal status. January 1, 1985.

Nursing Home Reform • AB 2257 (Agnos) establishes notice and appeal rights for those who file complaints against nursing homes; establishes protections for residents and employees against retaliation; and expands the role of the long term care ombudsman. Effective January 1, 1985.

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