OFFICE OF PATIENTS' RIGHTS
Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 240N
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202
Telephone (916) 575-1610
FAX (916) 575-1613
TTY/TDD (916) 575-1614

MEMORANDUM

TO:

Patients' Rights Advocates

FROM:

Darla Rucker, Patientsí Rights Specialist

RE:

Empowerment Jolt #1

DATE:

December 28, 2000


I have attached 2 pieces of information that I think you will find helpful.

  1. information concerning changes that must be implemented recalibrating the share of cost for clients who receive SSD and MediCal. These changes were brought about by the Pettit v. Bonta lawsuit. I have attached both a piece from the Washington Weekly and the memo from Health Services. My understanding is that Board and Care homes will be required to put up a notice for their residents concerning this change.
  2. a news release and fact sheet from HHS concerning the new national regulations concerning patients' personal medical records. These new regs raise the bar for both disclosures to other providers and for unauthorized use.

As always if you have questions you can reach me at (916) 575-1610 or by e-mail at Darla.Rucker@pai-ca.org.