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AB-506 Long-term health facilities.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Cmt
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3rd
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-506
Kalra (A)
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Long-term health facilities.
03/16/19
An act to amend Sections 1423, 1424, and 1424.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.
Assembly
09/17/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/24/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/12/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 3507.).
09/11/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
09/11/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2806.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 506 without my signature.

This bill revises the criteria used by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to impose class "AA" violations in long-term care facilities.

Patient safety and quality care is of the utmost importance, and I am committed to protecting the vulnerable residents of long-term health care facilities. This bill began as a laudable effort to update the standard for determining a facility's responsibility for the death of a patient or resident. However, I am concerned that the language, in its current form, would create more confusion than clarity and would not help CDPH to enforce the law.

I encourage the Legislature and stakeholders to work with CDPH toward a resolution that enables the Department to better hold facilities accountable for causing the death of a patient or resident.

Sincerely,



Gavin Newsom