Tuesday Tip: California Assembly Bill 749

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Tip: California Assembly Bill 749

California Assembly Bill 749 was signed into law on September 28, 2008 and requires all Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) to have an emergency plan that includes the ability to be self-reliant for at least 72 hours following any emergency or disaster.  The plan must be completed by March 1, 2009 and it will be reviewed by Community Care Licensing during comprehensive visits.

Click the link below to read the full text of the bill and the various requirements in it:

http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_0701-0750/ab_749_bill_20080928_chaptered.html

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Sincerely,

Josh Allen

Advanced Healthcare Studies, LLC

One Response to “Tuesday Tip: California Assembly Bill 749”

  1. Have you ever posted a Tuesday Tip of Volunteer Requirements? If they are always supervised, never left alone, serve less than 16 hrs a week, they don’t need fingerprints, right? They need to sign a statement of health. Do they also need recent chest x-ray, tb, and physical? At what point would we request this? We have one time volunteers, special event volunteers, once a month, once a week….what about family members and relatives? At what point would we want to maintain personnel records for them?

    Thank you,

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