If submitting electronically via email (recommended), please copy the text below, and we encourage you to add your personal stories and perspective to it. If submitting by fax you can DOWNLOAD A WORD FILE to edit and print out. The Honorable Gavin NewsomGovernor, State of California1021 O Street, Suite 9000Sacramento, CA 95814 Submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Re: AB 1502 (Muratsuchi & Wood) – Request for Veto Dear Governor Newsom: Please veto AB 1502. The bill was intended to provide long overdue reform to California’s nursing home change of ownership system but, due to hundreds of amendments imposed by the California Department of Public Health, it only entrenches our awful status quo. The amendments: stripped crucial suitability standards, inviting our worst operators to expand their nursing home chains; limited the state’s vetting process to “applicants,” and will not include the owners at the top of the chains; and replaced strong enforcement measures to prevent unlawful nursing home operations with discretionary, weak enforcement that invites non-compliance.
CANHR was the bill’s sponsor and worked diligently to secure its passage. Unfortunately the recent extensive amendments eviscerate the bill and will harm nursing home residents. Status: On Governor’s Desk Read the Bill Download Opposition Fact Sheet Read CANHR Oppose Letter Read CANHR Letter to Governor asking to veto this Bill Please Write to the Governor Opposing This Bill: See Sample Oppose Letter