SB 1354 (Wahab): Medi-Cal Discrimination

This bill prohibits long term care facilities from discriminating against Medi-Cal beneficiaries in any manner, including, but not limited to, admission practices, room selection and placement, meals provision and waiting time for surgical procedures. Long term care facilities often refuse to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries or terminate their services when their payment source is switched to Medi-Cal. Co-sponsored with the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman.