On Jan. 27, the Alameda County Superior Court issued an order
about who can consent to treatment on behalf of so-called
“unrepresented patients” in nursing homes — residents who lack
the capacity to make health care decisions and have no family
members or friends willing to act on their behalf.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a
notice explaining new requirements for retaining employees and
providing written notice to residents for skilled-nursing
facilities (SNFs) undergoing a change of ownership, transfer of
facility operation, or change of management company.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will hold a
stakeholder meeting Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. to discuss the development
of certified nurse assistant and home health aide criminal
clearance regulations. The department requests that participants
be prepared to provide feedback on a
set of questions specifically related to the regulations.