Under AB 398 by Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), long-term care facilities would have been required to post a profile in a state-run consumer information system (Bill Text, 9/6). In his veto statement, Schwarzenegger explained that the state already is developing a similar database but said that he is directing officials to consider including additional information called for in AB 398 (Veto statement, 10/14) (.pdf).
Another measure (AB 399) by Feuer would have required the Department of Health Care Services to complete an investigation of a complaint against a long-term care facility within 40 business days (Bill Text, 6/1). In his veto message, the governor cited existing investigation guidelines and argued against expanding the requirements at this time (Veto statement, 10/14) (.pdf).
AB 1142 by Assembly member Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) would have required the Department of Public Health to identify innovative end-of-life and palliative care models for residents of eldercare facilities and hospices and to provide all facilities in California with information on the models (Bill Text, 8/20). Schwarzenegger instead directed the Health and Human Services Agency to convene stakeholders to identify models for improving end-of-life and palliative care (Veto statement, 10/11) (.pdf).