Despite dangerous side effects, condemnation by care providers, and a decade-long national and state campaign to reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes, over half of California nursing home residents are being given psychotropic drugs, typically without informed consent. AB 1809 would codify and expand existing informed consent rules to ensure nursing home residents are given important information about drugs that are prescribed for them and an opportunity to consent or withhold consent.

Status: Action rescinded whereby the bill was referred to Committee on Public Safety.

CANHR Senior Attorney Tony Chicotel testifying in support of AB-1809 (Aguiar-Curry) at the California State Assembly Health Committee hearing on March 22, 2022.

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