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AB-6 Health facilities: pandemics and emergencies: best practices.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 12/07/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 6


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

December 07, 2020


An act to add Section 1257.3 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 6, as introduced, Levine. Health facilities: pandemics and emergencies: best practices.
Existing law generally requires the State Department of Public Health to license, inspect, and regulate health facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and congregate living health facilities, all of which provide skilled nursing and supportive care.
This bill would require, by July 1, 2022, the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Social Services to collaborate to create health and safety guidelines and a description of best practices for use by skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and congregate living health facilities that are providing post-acute care during a pandemic, public health crisis, or other emergency.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1257.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1257.3.
 By July 1, 2022, the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Social Services shall collaborate to create health and safety guidelines and a description of best practices for use by skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and congregate living health facilities that are providing post-acute care during a pandemic, public health crisis, or other emergency. The guidelines and best practices shall address, at a minimum, the provision of care when there is a surge in the number of patients requiring care.