AB 506 (Kalra)

Nursing Home Oversight
Legislation

Updates citation penalties and standards for negligent care to safeguard nursing home and long-term care residents. Building on a 2018 state audit report and DRC-sponsored legislation from last session, AB 1335 (Kalra), the bill increases citation amounts, requires an annual inflation adjustment, and requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to issue a separate citation for each resident harmed. The bill also improves DPH enforcement ability by replacing the confusing causation standard for “AA” citations from “direct proximate cause” to the “substantial factor” test.

AB 506 (Kalra)