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Assembly votes to require insurance for care homes
San Diego Union-Tribune

The state Assembly voted 69-2 Monday to require assisted living homes to carry liability insurance, a victory for Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, who spearheaded the bill as part of a legislative effort to improve care provided in such homes.

The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, to be signed or vetoed. It is the second of 16 such bills to pass the Legislature, part of a landmark effort to overhaul residential care facilities for the elderly, or RCFEs.

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