A measure to confront the failing quality of care in nursing homes created by the lack of transparency in the ownership and management structure of these facilities recently passed the California Assembly on an overwhelming 77-0 vote. It would require each licensee of a skilled nursing facility to disclose with each abbreviated contract of admission and contract of admission the name of the owner and licensee for the facility and the name and contact information of a single entity that is fully accountable for all aspects of patient care and the operation of the facility. The disclosure specified shall be provided as the first attachment of the contract. HensonFuerst’s lawyers believe this is an admirable bill for all 50 states to adopt. We encourage its support.
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