AB 1309 would require nursing homes to include the same level of detail to justify a resident eviction that is required of RCFEs. Requiring this additional information will enable residents to better defend against inappropriate and unsafe evictions on appeal. Nursing homes are already required to comprehensively document their basis for evicting residents; AB 1309 requires that the facilities share some of this information with the residents.
AB 979 modernizes existing family council laws, so that members can meet and communicate electronically and continue to operate during a public health emergency. The bill ensures that facilities will be more responsive to concerns raised by family councils, discourages operators from undermining family council activities, and clarifies that control of the family council membership and participation in meetings lies with the family council itself.