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DIVISION 2. LICENSING PROVISIONS [1200 - 1797.8]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 3.2. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly [1569 - 1569.889]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3.2 renumbered from Chapter 3.3 (as added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1127) by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 91. )

ARTICLE 7.5. Resident Participation in Decisionmaking [1569.80- 1569.80.]
  ( Article 7.5 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 660, Sec. 2. )

1569.80.
  

(a)  A resident of a residential care facility for the elderly, or the resident’s representative, or both, shall have the right to participate in decisionmaking regarding the care and services to be provided to the resident. Accordingly, prior to, or within two weeks after, the resident’s admission, the facility shall coordinate a meeting with the resident and the resident’s representative, if any, an appropriate member or members of the facility’s staff, if the resident is receiving home health services in the facility, a representative of the home health agency involved, and any other appropriate parties. The facility shall ensure that participants in the meeting prepare a written record of the care the resident will receive in the facility, and the resident’s preferences regarding the services provided at the facility.

(b)  Once prepared, the written record described in subdivision (a) shall be used by the facility, and, if applicable pursuant to Section 1569.725, the home health agency, to determine the care and services provided to the resident. If the resident has a regular physician, the written record shall be sent by the facility to that physician.

(c)  The written record described in subdivision (a) shall be reviewed, and, if necessary, revised, at least once every 12 months, or upon a significant change in the resident’s condition, as defined by regulations, whichever occurs first. The review shall take place at a meeting coordinated by the facility, and attended by the resident, the resident’s representative, if any, an appropriate member or members of the facility’s staff, and, if the resident is receiving home health services in the facility, a representative from the home health agency involved.

(d)  This section shall not preclude a residential care facility for the elderly or home health agency from satisfying other state or federal obligations at a meeting required by subdivision (a) or (c).

(e)  If the residential care facility for the elderly is a continuing care retirement community, as defined in paragraph (10) of subdivision (c) of Section 1771, this section shall apply only to residents who require care and supervision, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1569.2.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 660, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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