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New law enhances residents’ rights in residential care facilities for elderly
The Mercury News

Residential care facilities for the elderly will soon have greater representation among their residents, thanks to a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Wednesday.

AB1572, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, requires a residential care facility for the elderly to help residents establish and maintain a resident council when two or more residents request it. The original requirement stated that a council would only be created if a majority of residents requested it.