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.  AB 979 also harmonizes family council protections in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, which is long overdue.

Status: Referred to Committee on Aging and LTC. Will be heard on 4/11/23.

For more information about AB 979, please see CANHR’s Fact Sheet.

Read CANHR’s Support Letter.

To see a sample support letter, please click HERE.

Previous post AB 48 (Aguiar-Curry): Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act of 2023