A new Second Appellate District opinion has found that health care agents designated under an Advance Health Care Directive do not have the authority to bind principals to binding arbitration agreements. In making this finding, the Court expressly overturned the Garrison v.
California’s Medi-Cal applicants and beneficiaries are often confused about their rights regarding Medi-Cal and are particularly concerned that the State will “take” their homes after they die if they received Medi-Cal benefits.
On July 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a desperately-needed pause to the transfer and discharges of Laguna Honda residents, whose home and lives were placed in jeopardy when CMS decertified the facility on April 14 and directed it to relocate its nearly 700 residents by September 13.
Sunday’s LA Times included an editorial pushing for the passage of AB 1663, a bill co-sponsored by CANHR that would make significant reforms to California’s conservatorship system. The bill promotes alternatives to conservatorships, namely through supported decision making, and enhances the rights of conservatees. More information about the bill and how to support it, can be found at www.supportwithoutcourts.org.(posted August 9, 2022)