AB 1136 (Rivas)

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has been pioneered by municipalities and counties in California as a way for property owners to finance voluntary energy and water efficiency and clean energy improvements. As with any program, problems exist, and recent trends have shown that with PACE loans, there is great potential for abusive lending practices and fraud, particularly for loans made to older and low-income homeowners.

AB 874 Quirk-Silva

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has been pioneered by municipalities and counties in California as a way for property owners to finance voluntary energy and water efficiency and clean energy improvements. As with any program, problems exist, and recent trends have shown that with PACE loans, there is great potential for abusive lending practices and fraud, particularly for loans made to older and low-income homeowners.

AB 636 (Maienschein)

Currently, the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) establishes procedures and requirements for reporting instances of known or suspected abuses or neglect of a California elder or dependent adult. Information relevant to the incident is to be given to specified investigators, including investigators from an adult protective services agency, a local law enforcement agency, and the probate court.

AB 714 ( Maienschein)

AB 714 ( Maienschein) would  require health facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, to report communicable disease data to the department, patients or residents of the health facility, and their representatives and family members. It would also require the department to post data relating to the total number of disease-related deaths and suspected disease-related deaths reported from the health facilities on its website on a weekly basis.

SB 664 (Allen) Hospice Moratorium

This bill responds to a remarkable investigation and series of articles by the Los Angeles Times on audacious, widespread fraud by hospices in Los Angeles County, which has seen explosive growth of for-profit hospices that has given it the highest concentration of hospices in the nation. SB 664 would impose a qualified moratorium on the issuance of new hospice licenses until 365 days after the California State Auditor publishes a report on hospice licensure or when it is repealed on January 1, 2027, whichever is soonest.

AB 849 (Reyes): Restoring the Enforcement of Nursing Home Resident Rights

Since 1982, California nursing home residents have had a “private right of action” (the ability to sue) for violations of their rights. Last year, the state Supreme Court ruled that nursing homes that violate the rights of residents may only be held liable for $500 maximum, regardless of how many rights a facility violates and how egregious those violations are.

AB 6 (Levine): Health facilities: pandemics and emergencies

This bill would require the Department of Public Health and the Department of Social Services to establish health and safety guidelines for use by skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and congregate living health facilities that are providing post-acute care during a pandemic, public health crisis, or other emergency. Read the Bill Read CANHR Support Letter

AB 323 (Kalra): Long-Term Health Facilities

By many measures, nursing home care in California has never been worse. Complaints filed against nursing homes in California are at record levels. Chronic understaffing, inappropriate discharges, overdrugging, and poor infection control practices stubbornly persist and contributed to the unfathomable disaster that played out in nursing homes in 2020. AB 323 will enhance the state nursing home enforcement system by providing a long-overdue inflationary boost to nursing home citation penalties.

AB 749 (Nazarian): Skilled nursing facilities: medical director certification

25% of California’s COVID deaths have occurred in nursing homes. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with modest training for medical directors. Medical directors are physicians who lead the clinical care and help set the facility culture in nursing homes. Some facilities have medical directors who lack the qualifications for the job. This bill will require nursing home medical directors to be certified by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.