AB 1502 (Muratsuchi and Wood): Skilled Nursing Facility Ownership and Management Reform

California has a growing problem of nursing homes being operated by unsuitable, unapproved, and unaccountable persons and entities. AB 1502 would reform ownership and management of skilled nursing facilities by establishing suitability standards for persons and entities seeking to own, operate, or manage skilled nursing facilities in California and directing the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to thoroughly screen all applicants and related parties.

AB 1502 Sample Support Letter – Senate

If submitting electronically, please copy the text below, and we encourage you to add your personal stories and perspective to it. If submitting by mail you can DOWNLOAD A WORD FILE to edit and print out. Your support letter can be uploaded using the Position Letter Portal at https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/. You will have to create an account if you do not already have one.  Senator Richard Pan, ChairSenate Health Committee1021 O Street, Room 3310Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: AB 1502 (Muratsuchi and Wood) – Support Dear Chairman Pan: I urge you and the members of the Senate Health Committee to support AB 1502 (Muratsuchi and Wood), The Skilled Nursing Facility Ownership and Management Reform Act of 2022.

AB-1502 Fact Sheet

The Problem: Residents’ lives are endangered because California allows unfit and unscrupulous operators to acquire and operate skilled nursing facilities. Operators no longer need a license to own or run nursing homes in California. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) allows chain operators to acquire and operate skilled nursing facilities without prior approval and permits them to continue operating facilities after denying licenses due to findings that they are unfit.