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 sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Honorable Governor Gavin Newsom1021 O Street, Suite 9000Sacramento, California 95814 sent via email to email@example.com RE: AB 979 (Alvarez) – Request for Signature Dear Governor Newsom: I write to you in support of AB 979, a bill that would facilitate the formation and maintenance of family councils in long term care facilities. Family councils are critically important to supporting family members and residents and maintaining high quality care in long term care facilities.
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.