California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 854

Introduced by Assembly Member Stone

February 21, 2013

An act to amend Section 1418.91 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to elder abuse.


AB 854, as introduced, Stone. Elder abuse.

Existing law requires a long-term health care facility to report to the State Department of Public Health immediately, or within 24 hours, all incidents of alleged or suspected abuse of a facility resident.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this provision.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 1418.91 of the Health and Safety Code
2 is amended to read:



(a)  A long-term health care facility shall report all
4incidents of alleged abuse or suspected abuse of a resident of the
5facility to the department immediately, or within 24 hours.

6(b)  begin deleteA failure end deletebegin insertFailure end insertto comply with the requirements of this
7section shall be a class “B” violation.

8(c)  For purposes of this section, “abuse” shall mean any of the
9conduct described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 15610.07
10of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

P2    1(d)  This section shall not change any reporting requirements
2under Section 15630 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or as
3otherwise specified in the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil
4Protection Act, Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 15600) of
5Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.