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Bill to hike care-home fines faces key test
San Diego Union-Tribune

A bill that would significantly raise fines on assisted living facilities that violate state law faces a showdown vote in Sacramento Thursday as key players seek a compromise to keep it alive.

The measure would mandate civil penalties of up to $15,000 if a violation caused the death of a resident, and would impose $1,000 fines for a host of lesser violations. At present, the maximum fine the state can impose for any violation at such homes is $150.

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