California Healthline: California Lawmakers Expected To Consider Three Health Care Bills

On Thursday, the California Legislature is expected to consider three health care-related measures that aim to increase fines against assisted living facilities, limit the state’s seizure of Medi-Cal beneficiaries’ assets and impose stricter rules over medical marijuana prescribing.

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

Details of Assisted Living Facility Bill

One bill (AB 2236) being considered Thursday would affect assisted living facilities by:

  • Requiring civil penalties of up to $15,000 if a violation causes a resident’s death; and
  • Imposing $1,000 fines for various lesser violations, including non-working smoke detectors and fire alarm systems.

The bill…

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