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⭒ Legislation History

Nursing Home Ownership Disclosure • SB 1649 (Mello) amends the law to require nursing home ownership disclosure changes to be disclosed at the annual renewal and makes this information available to the public. Effective January 1, 1997.

Liens on Homes of Nursing Home Residents and Surviving Spouses • SB 412 (Marks) eliminates the ability to impose liens on the homes of nursing home residents or the surviving spouses of deceased residents who received Medi-Cal. Effective January 1, 1996.

Citation Reform • SB 560 (Mello) shifts the burden of going forward on judicial appeal for adverse Citation Review Conference decisions to the licensee. Effective January 1, 1995.

Elder Abuse • SB 679 (Mello) allows pain and suffering damages to survive the death of the victim in elder abuse cases. This “Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act” was effective January 1, 1992.

Spousal Impoverishment • SB 1413 (Maddy) implements the spousal impoverishment provisions of the new federal laws. Allows at-home spouse to keep a minimum resource and income level. Effective January 1, 1990.

Family Councils in RCFEs • SB 1102 (Roberti) allows for the organization of family councils in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. Effective January 1, 1990.

Disclosure of Ownership • SB 1525 (Mello) requires applicants and current licensees of nursing homes to submit complete disclosure of ownership information and provides for suitability of ownership requirements. Effective January 1, 1990.

Family Councils • AB 4319 (Connelly) defines family councils, permits the formation in nursing homes and requires facilities to provide space for meetings. Effective January 1, 1989.

Long Term Care Insurance • SB 170 (Mello) a consumer protection bill for the sale and issuance of long term care insurance, prohibits certain practices and specifies certain consumer protections for he sale and issuance of long term care insurance in California. Effective January 1, 1989.

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