Assisted Living: Getting to Know the Regulatory System Webinar

Announcing a webinar on October 22 at 11:00 a.m. PST. Part of the National Senior Citizens Law Center’s, “Making up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems In California’s Assisted Living System”,will give an inside look at the California RCFE regulatory system and provide an overview of other state assisted living regulatory systems. NSCLC will host Pam Dickfoss, Community Care Licensing Division Deputy Director at the California Department of Social Services and Ronald Melusky, President Elect at the National Association for Regulatory Administration.

Nursing homes and other health facilities can be subject to hefty fines if they disclose your medical information without your permission.

A number of California and federal laws aim to protect the privacy of your medical information. But California Health and Safety Code §1280.15 has special significance because violations carry penalties.

KCET’s “Overmedicated and Misinformed” Explores Psych Drug Misuse and Movement for Better Care

KCET Los Angeles has just released an eight minute segment on the misuse of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes. CANHR Advocate Mike Connors is featured and explains that drug misuse is elder abuse but has not been treated as such by the Department of Public Health.

September 2014

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RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Bills Signed into Law

Governor Brown has signed a number of bills aimed at increasing protections for residents of California’s 7,500+ Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).As of Tuesday, September 30, the Governor has signed a total of ten (10) bills that were part of the RCFE Reform Act of 2014.