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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…

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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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Jennifer Kent Resigns as DHCS Director

News broke late yesterday regarding the Director of the Department of Health Care Services, Jennifer Kent’s sudden resignation. Later, reports surfaced of the Director’s criticism of “anti-vaxers” as “flat-earthers.” Ms. Kent was appointed as Director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in January of 2015 and oversees a department staff of almost Read More…

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LeadingAge Statement on CMS’ Announcement Final Rule on Arbitration and Proposed Rule on RoPs III

Contact: Lisa Sanderslsanders@leadingage.org / 202-508-9407 July 17, 2019 Washington DC — Statement from LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan: “The rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Requirements of Participation (RoPs) Phase III reflects the agency’s recognition of concerns that LeadingAge and our members around the country have raised time Read More…

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LeadingAge California Sponsored SNF Bill Clears Last Policy Committee

Legislation sponsored by LeadingAge California (AB 1709, Jones-Sawyer) to improve the Nursing Home Administrator program by allowing more candidates to enter the field has been approved by the Senate Health Committee on an 8-0 vote. A key provision of the bill would allow for multiple Administrators-in-Training (AITs) to be taught by a single preceptor rather Read More…

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LeadingAge California Meets with Deputy Director Steinecker

Jedd Hampton and Brenda Klütz recently had some quality time with Heidi Steinecker the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Ms. Steinecker was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown in December. Ms. Steinecker was most recently working as a health care executive consultant at Read More…