Nursing Home Legislation Goes to Governor
The Assembly on Monday voted 45-26 to approve a bill (SB 1248) that would expand to all nursing home residents certain rights currently guaranteed only for Medicare or Medi-Cal beneficiaries, the AP/Contra Costa Times reports. The measure now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for consideration.
The legislation would expand protections for nursing home residents in areas including:
- Physician choice;
- Visiting times for family members;
- Transfers; and