Skilled Nursing

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 than the current model which only allows for 2 per preceptor. This would allow for more consistent training in larger organizations who have centralized training for all their communities.

The bill also allows out-of-state Nursing Home Administrator candidates who have a certification from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) to meet minimum education requirements.

AB 1709 is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee.