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: Enrolled and presented to the Governor.

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

Read CANHR’s Support Letter to Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care.

Read CANHR’s Support Letter to Senate Health Committee.

Read CANHR’s Support Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom.

To see a sample support letter, please click HERE.

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