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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…

Ash Kalra
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…

General Interest

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…