Saturday, October 17, 2009

CA: Assembly Bill 215

The Governor has signed Assembly Bill 215, legislation that will help families seeking a nursing home for a loved one by requiring skilled nursing facilities prominently to post quality of care ratings. The bill, jointly authored by Assembly members Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) and Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) enjoyed strong bipartisan support throughout the legislative process.

“Families trying to choose a nursing home for their loved ones need more information so they can compare quality of care information and make the right decision,” said Feuer. “Soon nursing homes will post their federal ratings, and families confronting this very difficult choice will be better informed. Most important, their loved ones will be better protected.”

Full Article and Source:
Governor Signs Bipartisan Bill Ensuring Patient and Family Access to Nursing Home Information


Anonymous said...

It amazes me that this legislation is just now going through. It's common sense that the quality of care ratings should be posted.

This should have been accomplished long ago.

That said, I'm glad to see it's getting done at least.

Anonymous said...

Things must be years behing in CA, but it's good they're catching up.