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Starting this week, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities in California must follow additional requirements when providing interventions that require informed consent to residents who lack the capacity to consent and do not have a representative. With the Long-Term Care Patient Representative Program operational as of January 27, 2023, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities must now include a patient representative on every interdisciplinary team convened under section 1418.8 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Ownership and Management Reform Act of 2022
California's eviction moratorium extended if an application for governmental rental assistance was submitted prior to April 1, 2022
CMS published an interim final rule regarding vaccination requirements for staff working for certified providers.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting each skilled nursing home's weekend staffing levels and staff turnover rates on its public-facing Care Compare website.
California Law Now Allows More Professionals to Qualify for the Infection Preventionist Role in Skilled Nursing Facilities
New Law Requires Certification of Medical Directors in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Imposes New Reporting Requirements
Skilled Nursing Facilities must ensure their medical directors are certified within five years of the date of hire or by January 1, 2027, for medical directors already working in a SNF
In the November 2020 election, California voters approved the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 amending the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.