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  • AB 1309 (Gómez Reyes): Nursing Home Eviction Protection Monday, September 11th, 2023
    AB 1309 would require nursing homes to include the same level of detail to justify a resident eviction that is required of RCFEs.  Requiring this additional information will enable residents to better defend against inappropriate and unsafe evictions on appeal.  Nursing homes are already required to comprehensively document their basis for evicting residents; AB 1309 ...
  • AB 48 (Aguiar-Curry): Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act of 2023 Friday, September 15th, 2023
    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, the U.S. Office of Inspector General recently found that 80% of long-stay nursing home residents are receiving psychotropic drugs.  A big reason why so many residents are drugged is that they are never given ...
  • AB 979 (Alvarez): Strengthening Family Councils in Long Term Care Facilities Thursday, September 7th, 2023
    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 ...

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    • AB 1085 (Maienschein): Medi-Cal: Housing Support Services Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill would require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to seek federal approval to make housing support services a Medi-Cal benefit. Status: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations Read CANHR’s Support Letter. Continue Reading
    • AB 1387 (Ting & Weiner): In-Home Supportive Services: Provider Shortage Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Would require the Department of Health Care Services to establish a grant-based program to support outreach and education to encourage immigrants to become in-home supportive services (IHSS) providers, contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature for that purpose. Status: Referred to Committee on Human Services. Will be heard 4/18/23. Continue Reading
    • AB 1417 (Wood): Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse: Mandated Reporting Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Will require mandated reporters to follow a single, simplified reporting process, and also require reports of abuse or neglect to be reported sooner than under the current system (e.g., 24 hours vs. 2 working days). Would ensure that criminal acts are reported to law enforcement first. This bill will ensure that residents of long-term care ...
    • AB 1536 (Carillo & Santiago): Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Immigrants Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Would expand eligibility for the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) program to aged, blind, and disabled individuals regardless of immigration status if the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the program and is not eligible solely due to their immigration status. Status: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations Continue Reading
    • AB 1537 (Wood): Skilled Nursing Facilities: Direct Care Spending Requirements Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill would require by July 1, 2024, the establishment of a direct patient-related services spending, reporting, and rebate requirement for skilled nursing facilities, with exceptions. Would require that a minimum of 85% of a facility’s total non-Medicare health revenues from all payer sources in each fiscal year be expended on residents’ direct patient-related services, ...
    • AB 486 (Kalra): Long-Term Health Facilities: Citation Appeals Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill would provide a more consistent framework for the appeals process across regulatory citations for long-term care facilities in California. This would reduce the burden on our superior court system and save judicial resources and taxpayer money. Furthermore, it would streamline and improve a process that is designed to hold negligent facilities (i.e., nursing ...
    • AB 488 (Nguyen): Medi-Cal: skilled nursing facilities: vision loss Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Using the Workforce and Quality Incentive Program, under which a skilled nursing facility provides services to a Medi-Cal managed care enrollee, AB 488 would require that the program includes staff training and general facility improvements aimed at addressing the needs of skilled nursing facility residents with vision loss. Continue Reading
    • AB 751 (Schiavo): Elder Abuse Friday, March 31st, 2023
      The bill would codify existing law requiring most local law enforcement agencies to adopt a detailed, specific policy providing much better protection to the 8.5 million older adult Californians and to the 9 million California children and adults with disabilities. Status: Ordered to Consent Calendar. May be heard 4/19/23. Read CANHR’s Support Letter. Continue Reading
    • SB 278 (Dodd): Elder Abuse Friday, March 31st, 2023
      SB 278 will strengthen California’s elder financial abuse protections by clarifying current language in statutes governing elder financial abuse under Welfare & Institutions Code §15610.30. Status: Will be heard 4/19/23. Read CANHR’s Support Letter Continue Reading
    • SB 299 (Eggman): Medi-Cal Eligibility: Redetermination Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill would delete the requirement that county eligibility workers automatically terminate an individual’s Medi-Cal coverage when mail is returned to the county as undeliverable. Status: Set for hearing 4/10/23. Continue Reading

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    • SB 232 (Niello): Mental Health Services: Gravely Disabled Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Attempts to change a key element of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, the landmark 1967 legislation that ended the involuntary institutionalization of people with severe mental-health issues. Under this proposal, the definition of what constitutes a “gravely disabled” person would be amended to include homeless persons who are unable to care for themselves. Status: Referred to Committees on ...
    • SB 263 (Dodd): Insurance: Annuity & Life Insurance Consumer Protections Thursday, April 27th, 2023
      SB 263 will protect consumers, including vulnerable seniors, from potential abuse and exploitation of harmful financial investment transactions by adopting the 2020 version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (#275). Continue Reading
    • SB 43 (Eggman): Behavioral Health Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill expands the definition of “gravely disabled” to also include a condition that will result in substantial risk of serious harm to the physical or mental health of a person due to a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder. Status: Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary CANHR was part of a Coalition Oppose Letter you ...
    • SB 774 (Jones & Grove): Nonprofit Health Facilities: Sale of Assets: Attorney General Approval: Conditional Consent Friday, March 31st, 2023
      Would severely limit the authority of California’s Attorney General to protect access and affordability of hospital services provided by most hospitals in California. This would in turn impact healthcare costs for Californians, including members of the small business community who already struggle with access to affordable care. Status: Set for hearing 4/12/23. Continue Reading
    • SB 875 (Glazer): Referral source for residential care facilities for the elderly: duties Friday, March 31st, 2023
      This bill would recast the requirements on a placement agency and its employees to instead be requirements on a referral source, defined to mean any specified county department, stated-funded program, agency, or person that is engaged in identifying senior housing options at residential care facilities for the elderly. Status: Set for hearing 4/17/23. Continue Reading
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