Via CA Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR):
On October 5 at 1:30 PM, the California Assembly Health Committee is holding an informational hearing on state oversight of nursing homes. After the completion of testimony from government officials, industry representatives, and resident advocates and questions from the Committee members, the public will have an opportunity for comment.
This hearing is a golden opportunity to advance the cause of nursing home reform. Please call into the hearing and weigh in for better nursing home oversight. It is expected that public comments will start around or after 3:30 and each caller will be given a minute or less. So be ready with a quick comment!
CANHR will be testifying at the hearing to promote nursing home ownership reform and adoption of AB 1502 next year. AB 1502 improves suitability standards for those seeking to run nursing homes and ends nursing home squatting – where persons or entities run nursing homes with no approval from the state. Two recent news articles, one from CalMatters and the other from LAist, underscore the need for significant ownership reform.
You can watch the hearing by going to the Assembly website on October 5. Call-in information for the public has not yet been posted but we will share as soon as we get it.