This Press Release is from California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson August 30, 2020 SACRAMENTO –As California faces another wildfire season, rolling blackouts, and potential public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 1207 to require California nursing homes to have backup power for at least 96 hours during an emergency passed the Assembly today.
CONTACTS: Patricia McGinnis, Executive Director, CANHR (415) 974-5171 email@example.com Pauline Shatara, Deputy Director, CANHR (415) 974-5171 firstname.lastname@example.org May 19, 2020 San Francisco, CA – California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform will hold a press conference at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 via Zoom to announce their opposition to proposed cuts in home and community based services, the reinstitution of draconian Medi-Cal recovery policies and will call for reinstating visitation rights for family members of nursing home and assisted living residents who have not seen their family members for over two months.
April 23rd Update: CANHR has joined Justice In Aging, ACLU California, Bet Tzedek, CPEHN, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fun, Health Consumer Alliance, Latino Coalition For a Healthier California, Maternal and Child Health Access and the National Health Law Program in a Joint Letter to Governor Newsom opposing blanket immunity for Health Care Providers.
Plaintiffs Demand that California Adhere to Federal Law April 6, 2020 San Francisco, CA – In a motion filed last Friday, residents in several California nursing homes have petitioned U.S. District Court Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. to enjoin the State from ongoing violations of federal anti-dumping regulations. As a result of the State’s inaction, the suit alleges that vulnerable nursing home residents have been improperly dumped into hospitals, putting them at risk of COVID-19 and wasting precious resources for sick patients.
State Orders Nursing Homes to Admit COVID-19 patients April 6, 2020 After weeks of warning Californians about the deadly threat the coronavirus poses to nursing home residents, the State of California has now ordered California nursing home operators to bring the virus into their facilities, knowing full well it is likely to kill many residents. A March 30, 2020 directive from the California Department of Public Health to skilled nursing facilities states: “SNFs shall not refuse to admit or readmit a resident based on their status as a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case.” California issued its directive while coronavirus outbreaks are spiking in dozens of nursing homes throughout the state, including Laguna Honda in San Francisco, the state’s largest facility.