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⭒ Legislation History

Senior Fraud Protection Act of 2000 • AB 2107 (Scott) establishes duty of honesty, good faith and fair dealing for insurance transaction involving elders; establishes protections from the sale and marketing of annuities for the purposes of long term care planning; and amends the fiduciary abuse laws to protect elders and dependent adults. Effective January 1, 2001.

Medi-Cal Rights • SB 2194 (Soto) conforms state statutes with federal laws regarding the transfer of property by Medi-Cal applicants or beneficiaries. Effective January 1, 2001.

Family Councils • SB 1551 (Dunn) increases the rights and protections for family councils in California nursing homes; provides for penalties for violations by facilities. Effective January 1, 2001.

Medi-Cal Notices • AB 1161 (Soto) requires that Medi-Cal offices and nursing homes provide specific notice of Medi-Cal rights, including circumstances under which the beneficiary may transfer property. Effective January 1, 2000.

RCFE Consumer Information • SB 1630 (Rosenthal) requires RCFEs to post the last survey results and requires Department of Social Services to make facility information available to the public. Effective January 1, 1999.

RCFE Care Plan • AB 2155 (Keeley) requires RCFEs to have a written service plan for each resident and that residents and residents representatives be informed of the plan. Effective January 1, 1999.

Citation Reform • AB 1133 (Gallegos) eliminates the automatic waiver of Class B penalties; reduces from 50% to 35% the reduction of fines in lieu of not appealing citation; allows consumer attorney representative at the Citation Review Conference. Effective January 1, 1999.

Nursing Home Admission Agreements • SB 1061 (Vasconcellos) mandates a standardized admission agreement to be promulgated by DHS to be used by all nursing homes in California. Effective January 1, 1998; to be implemented January 1, 2000.

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