California Attorney General Rob Bonta released new guidance on the role and responsibilities of mandated reporters in safeguarding elders and dependent adults.
A recent study, Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers finds that arbitration outcomes are often determined, not by the strength of the case or the law, but by arbitrator bias.
Seeking to stop nursing home residents from enforcing their rights, the California nursing home industry has moved to nullify the state’s resident rights enforcement statute.In 1982, in response to failing state oversight of California’s nursing homes, the legislature created health and Safety Code Section 1430(b), which allows residents to file an action in state court against facilities that have violated their rights.
By Katie Thomas, Robert Gebeloff and Jessica Silver-GreenbergNY TimesSeptember 11th, 2021 The handwritten doctor’s order was just eight words long, but it solved a problem for Dundee Manor, a nursing home in rural South Carolina struggling to handle a new resident with severe dementia.
On November 9, 2015, CANHR and three nursing home residents filed a lawsuit against the California Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana Dooley, charging that the State is willfully violating federal laws that protect against dumping nursing home residents into hospitals.For years, California nursing homes have been sending Medi-Cal residents to acute care hospitals and refusing to allow them to return to the nursing homes where they reside, the suit alleges.