Bill Text: CA AB1335 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended
Bill Title: Long-term health facilities.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-27 - Read second time and amended. [AB1335 Detail]
April 27, 2017|
March 30, 2017|
|Assembly Bill||No. 1335|
|Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra|
February 17, 2017
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
Digest KeyVote: MAJORITY Appropriation: NO Fiscal Committee: YES Local Program: NO
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
As used in this chapter: (a)“Long-term health care facility” means a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) that is any of the following: (1)Skilled nursing facility. (2)Intermediate care facility. (3)Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled. (4)Intermediate care facility/developmentally
disabled habilitative. (5)Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing. (6)Congregate living health facility. (7)Nursing facility. (8)Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-continuous nursing. (b)“Long-term health care facility” also includes a pediatric day health and respite care facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 8.6 (commencing with Section 1760). (c)“Long-term health care facility” does not include a general acute care hospital or an acute psychiatric hospital, except for that distinct part of the hospital that provides skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facility,
intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled, or pediatric day health and respite care facility services. (d)“Licensee” means the holder of a license issued under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) or Chapter 8.6 (commencing with Section 1760) for a long-term health care facility. (e)“Substantial factor” means a factor that a reasonable person would consider to have contributed to the harm. It must be more than a remote or trivial factor. It does not have to be the only cause of the harm.
Section 1424 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
SEC. 2.SECTION 1.
1424.Citations issued pursuant to this chapter shall be classified according to the nature of the violation and shall indicate the classification on the face thereof.
(1)When a class “A” violation occurs that does not
meet the requirements to be a class “AA” violation, but where a resident death occurred, the department shall do the following: (A)For a second violation of this type in a 12-month period, consider suspending or revoking the facility’s license pursuant to Section 1294. (B)For a third or subsequent violation of this type in an 18-month period, begin proceedings to suspend or revoke the facility’s license pursuant to Section 1294.