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⭒ Legislation History

Elder Financial Restitution Act • SB 611 (Steinberg)
 extends the ability to freeze the assets of a perpetrator of financial abuse against an elder or dependent adult in order to create an opportunity for the victim to regain property. Effective January 1, 2008.

RCFE Relocation Protection Act • AB 949 (Krekorian) provides relocation protections for residents when a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly closes such as 60 day notice, individualized relocation plan, plan approval by licensing for facilities with 7 or more beds, refund of some preadmission fees, and a private right of action. Effective January 1, 2008.

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights • SB 1248 (Alquist) 
guarantees equal rights for California nursing home residents by requiring all California nursing homes to comply with residents’ rights established under federal law. Effective July 1, 2007.

CCRC Residents’ Rights • SB 244 (Romero)
 strengthens the rights of residents, including the rights to address concerns without retaliation, file complaints, manage personal finances, and the right to written notice and objective criteria in transfers from independent living units to higher care levels. Effective January 1, 2006.

RCFE Refunds of Pre-admission Fees • SB 141 (Soto) provides residents of RCFEs with a full or partial refund of pre-admission fees under certain circumstances, while allowing fair compensation to providers for costs of pre-admission fee services. Effective January 1, 2006.

RCFE Rate Increases for Level of Care • SB 1662 (Soto)
 requires licensees to issue a written notice of a rate increase due to a change in the level of care, including an itemization of additional costs within two business days of the change. Effective January 1, 2005.

Subacute Facilities Resident Protections • AB 1201 (Berg)
 establishes protections from evictions and transfers or residents of subacute facilities whose Medi-Cal contacts have been terminated or suspended. Effective January 1, 2004.

Elder Abuse Disclosure • AB 634 (Steinberg) establishes a statewide policy against non-disclosure in lawsuits involving elder abuse. Effective January 1, 2004.

Elder Financial Abuse • SB 620 (Scott) establishes provisions and penalties to protect seniors from insurance, annuity and other financial scams. Effective January 1, 2004.

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