The New and Much Improved Health and Safety Code Section 1418.8

Health Care Decisionmaking for Unrepresented Nursing Home Residents in 2021 and BeyondEight years after CANHR filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Health and Safety Code Section 1418.8 (“Section 1418.8”), California finally has a better law for balancing the health care needs and rights of “unrepresented” nursing home residents.

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August 2021

In this Issue

New State Vaccination Rule for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The State of California has taken an important step to safeguard the wellbeing of residents of long term care by mandating that virtually all facilities providing care in congregate settings take steps to ensure that their workers are vaccinated.

Podcast: How to Advocate for a Loved One Labeled “A Bad Fit.”

CANHR Staff Attorney Tony Chicotel is featured on a new podcast from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care discussing long term care facility residents who are labeled “a bad fit.” Residents and their advocates often feel shame and impotence about dementia-related behaviors and are hesitant to address the failures in care that cause such behaviors. 

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