General Interest

Welcome New Member: Society for the Blind

Society for the Blind was founded in 1954 and today serves 27 counties in northern California. Our primary programming teaches individuals with vision loss how to carry out activities of daily living, provides training in professional/employment related skills, and offers support and guidance to adjust to living without eyesight. Core Blindness Skills focus on four Read More…

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Governor Newsom signs legislation to help build the Master Plan for Aging

Governor Gavin Newsom finished off the legislative session by signing SB 228 (Jackson) to support the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging. The legislation builds on his earlier executive order which will help prepare California for the approaching aging crisis. Specifically, the bill provides the California Department of Aging with tools to effectively implement Read More…

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Medical Marijuana and the California Workplace: The Blunt Truth About Testing Employees for Marijuana

By Jeffrey Daitz and Jacqueline Voronov, Hall Booth Smith on behalf of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting company- an approved and preferred insurance provider of LeadingAge California Members Although cannabis remains a federally illegal substance, in many states across the country, including California, marijuana is legal for medical purposes and recreational use. Read More…

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Assisted Living General Interest Skilled Nursing

Bill Revising Criteria under Which DPH Issues Civil Penalties Awaiting Action in the Senate

An Assembly Bill that would revise the criteria under which the California Department of Public Health (DPH) issues civil penalties is currently under final consideration by the California State Senate, where it is expected to pass and be sent to the Governor. AB 506 (Kalra, D-San Jose) would change the requirement that DPH has to Read More…

General Interest Skilled Nursing

SNF Workforce Bill Meets Last Minute Opposition

After enjoying consistent bipartisan support and without a “no” vote, the LeadingAge California sponsored bill that improves the nursing home administrator training and credentialing process and expands CNA career opportunities faced last minute opposition from the Department of Public Health. AB 1709 (Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles) updates several areas of the examination and training requirements for Read More…

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Independent Contractor Bill Approved by Legislature; Governor Expected to Sign

Arguably the most hotly contested bill in the Capitol this year, AB 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) put the Legislature squarely in the center of the debate on an issue that insects with the California Supreme Court, the gig economy, labor unions and independent contractors. Meant to codify the Supreme Court’s “ABC test” as a result Read More…

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12 Ways to Strengthen the LTSS Workforce

by Dr. Robyn I. Stone During National Workforce Development Month, let’s all take definitive action to strengthen the LTSS workforce. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re heading into a 30-day celebration of workers called National Workforce Development Month. Both of these annual celebrations give providers of aging services myriad opportunities to acknowledge Read More…