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  • AB 1911 (Gómez Reyes): RCFE Complaint Investigation Reforms Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
    A bill to make the RCFE complaint process more timely and efficient. AB 1911 puts an end to Community Care Licensing’s (CCL) practice of informally screening complaints and not telling complainants their issue is not going to be investigated. The bill also imposes investigation deadlines for RCFE complaints that aligns with deadlines for nursing home ...
  • AB 2075 (Alvarez): Designated Support Person Access during Public Health Emergencies Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
    This bill codifies recommendations made by the statewide Long-Term Care Facility Access Policy Workgroup to ensure long term care facility resident access to designated support persons and other critical service providers during public health emergencies.  Co-sponsored with the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Continue Reading
  • AB 2773 (Kalra): Justice for Elder Abuse Victims: Evidentiary Standard of Proof Friday, June 7th, 2024
    This bill will lower the burden of proof in civil elder abuse cases and expand the definition of abuse and neglect to include failures, carelessness, and chemical restraints that could reasonably be expected to result in serious physical injury, mental suffering, or death.   Continue Reading
  • SB 1354 (Wahab): Medi-Cal Discrimination Friday, March 22nd, 2024
    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 ...
  • SB 1406 (Allen): RCFE Rate Increases Monday, April 8th, 2024
    This bill clarifies that residents of residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE) have the right to request, refuse, or terminate services.  Residents are often forced to pay add-on charges for services they do not need and are led to believe they may not refuse. Continue Reading

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    • AB 1537 (Wood): Direct Care Spending Requirement for Skilled Nursing Facilities Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
      This bill would require, no later than July 1, 2024, the establishment of a direct patient-related services spending, reporting, and rebate requirement for skilled nursing facilities, with exceptions. Under the direct patient-related services spending requirement, the bill would require that a minimum of 85% of a facility’s total non-Medicare health revenues from all payer sources ...
    • AB 1906 (Gipson): Persons With Disabilities: Terminology Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
      This bill would change those terms in selected statutes to “person with a disability” and “adult with a disability” and would state the intent of the Legislature that those terms be changed in the remaining code sections provisions of law that use them as changes are made to the code those statutes are amended in ...
    • AB 2356 (Wallis): Increase Medi-Cal Personal Needs Allowance for Nursing Home Residents Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
      Currently, nursing home residents on Medi-Cal must pay almost all their monthly income as a share of cost to their facility, and are only allowed to keep a $35 personal needs allowance. For most, this amount does not even allow them to pay for a cell phone bill, or purchase new clothing. This bill would ...

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    • SB 875 (Glazer): Referral Source for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
      A repeat of AB 499 (Rubio) from 2022, vetoed by the Governor, this bill is again sponsored by “A Place for Mom,” a national, multi-million dollar referral agency. This bill seeks to amend California law governing referral agencies for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) to provide accountability, but instead weakens current standards of ...
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