The current statutes of the RCFE accreditation agreements are available in the Health and Safety Code §1569.651, 1569.655 and 1569.880 to 1569.888 (www.leginfo.ca.gov). The Title 22 Regulations for RCFEs are also available under ccld.ca.gov. As you can imagine, with a dramatic decrease in RCFE`s compliance investigations, there will be fewer opportunities for the Department of Social Services to verify things like the accreditation agreement. However, the authorization agreement is reviewed when DSS receives a complaint about one aspect of the agreement. This means that it will be very important for residents and their family members to address any concerns they have about illegal arrangements and practices related to their hosting agreements with DSS. If you have any questions or concerns about your family members` admission agreement, please call CANHR at 1-800-474-1116. Each RCFE must publish in a striking manner a complete copy of the approval agreement or a notification of its availability. Institutions must also provide a copy of the agreement to a resident or potential representative upon request. As we reported in the Fall 2003 issue of The Advocate, SB 211 (DunnSanta Ana) was signed by the governor and creates new protective measures for thousands of seniors in California Senior Care Homes (RCFEs). With effect from 1 January 2004, SB 211 is implemented, which means:. . .
- No categories