This law grants resident councils’ additional rights, adds requirements for licensees, and limits membership of a resident council to RCFE residents, except at the invitation of resident council. Family members, resident representatives, advocates, long-term care ombudsman program representatives ,facility staff or others may participate in resident council meetings and activities at the invitation of the resident council. This bill amends Health and Safety code 1569.157 and1569.158
For a facility with a licensed capacity of 16 or more beds, this bill also requires a licensee to designate a staff person to assist with resident council meetings and notifications, including, making a room available for resident council meetings, and posting information in a central location readily accessible to residents, relatives, and resident representatives.
Licensees are required to post “Rights of Resident Council”, in a prominent place in the facility accessible to residents, family members, and resident representatives.
A violation of Resident Council and Family Council requirements will result in a daily civil penalty of $250 until the violation is corrected.
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