At Long Last Standard Admission Agreement Takes Effect. After 15 years of seemingly endless bureaucratic delays and court battles, today (April 6, 2012) marks the first day that California nursing homes are required to use the Standard Admission Agreement developed by the California Department of Public Health. Its use is required by a 1997 California law (SB 1061) co-sponsored by CANHR and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. The Standard Admission Agreement replaces admission contracts written by nursing homes that commonly contain deceptive, self-serving or illegal terms. Click here to read CANHR’s new fact sheet on the Standard Admission Agreement.