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SB-894 Residential care facilities for the elderly: revocation of license. (2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 Section 1569.335 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1569.335.
 (a) The department shall provide the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 9701 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, with a precautionary notification if the department begins to prepare to issue a temporary suspension or revocation of any license, so that the office may properly prepare to provide advocacy services if and when necessary.
(b) The department shall notify affected public placement agencies and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Ombudsman,  whenever the department substantiates that a violation has occurred that which  poses a serious threat to the health and safety of any resident when the violation results in the assessment of any penalty or causes an accusation to be filed for the revocation of a license.
(c) (1) If the violation is appealed by the facility within 15 business  10  days, the department shall only notify placement agencies of the violation when the appeal has been exhausted.
(2) If the appeal process has not been completed within 60 days, the placement agency shall be notified with a notation that indicates that the case is still under appeal.
(3) The notice to each placement agency shall be updated monthly for the following 24-month period and shall include the name and location of the facility, the amount of the fine, the nature of the violation, the corrective action taken, the status of the revocation, and the resolution of the complaint.