BILL NUMBER: AB 854 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT 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. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST 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: SECTION 1. Section 1418.91 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read: 1418.91. (a) A long-term health care facility shall report all incidents of alleged abuse or suspected abuse of a resident of the facility to the department immediately, or within 24 hours. (b)
A failureFailure to comply with the requirements of this section shall be a class "B" violation. (c) For purposes of this section, "abuse" shall mean any of the conduct described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 15610.07 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. (d) This section shall not change any reporting requirements under Section 15630 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or as otherwise specified in the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 15600) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.