California Assembly Looks At Long Term Care
The California State Assembly has introduced hundreds of new bills at the end of its Winter Term. A number of those bills address long-term care and elder abuse. We’d like to bring the bills concerning long term care to your attention and we think you might be interested in them too, as a Los Angeles County and California state citizen.
- AB 286 (Gipson) increases what is called the home upkeep allowance, which allocates funds to the wellbeing of patients cared for at home.
- AB 275 (Wood) increases the notification time that a nursing home or care facility would be required to tell both the patient and their loved ones that the facility has a change in status, license, or operation of the facility that would affect the patient’s ability to stay in the home. The current law asks for a 30-day notice; the new law would extend the notice to 90 days.
- AB 550 (Reyes) attempts to give lost funding back to the ombudsman program. Ombudsmen help to keep the patients and nursing home safe, as they act as a second pair of eyes inside the nursing home.
- AB 859 (Eggman) works to discourage nursing homes from getting rid of evidence that points to an abused patient.
This is only a small sampling of the bills introduced early this month. We at Evans Law Firm strongly support the regulations of nursing homes and long term care facilities that promote safety and well-being, and we are eager to see laws such as these be passed.
If you or a loved one has suffered from insurance fraud due to long term care (LTC) insurance in Los Angeles County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.