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AB-2301 Residential care facilities for the elderly: elder abuse.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 15656.5 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

15656.5.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2020, the California Health and Human Services Agency shall file a report to the Legislature regarding how each county in the state invests in and trains and equips law enforcement officers to identify and investigate instances of elder abuse in long-term care and assisted living facilities within their jurisdictions.
(b) The report filed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include, but not be limited to, the following information for each county:
(1) The size and scope of the county’s long-term care ombudsman program.
(2) Whether or not the county sheriff’s department maintains an elder abuse task force or a resource officer trained and equipped to investigate elder abuse cases or coordinates with the county long-term care ombudsman on elder abuse investigations and the way in which these programs are funded.
(3) How frequently and which county programs are able to engage with long-term care facilities, including, but not limited to, periodic visits to facilities.
(4) Whether or not the county’s elder abuse task force or designated resource officer, if any, makes contact information available to long-term care facilities and their residents.
(c) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.