On April 17, a LeadingAge California co-sponsored bill that would require all RCFEs to provide initial and annual training on the community’s disaster preparedness plan passed the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee without one “no” vote. LeadingAge California is co-sponsoring this bill with the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and 6Beds, Inc.
AB 3098 (Friedman, D-Glendale) would not only require all RCFE’s to provide initial and annual staff training on the disaster preparedness plan, but would also require RCFE’s to hold quarterly drills on varied emergency situations.
LeadingAge California believes that this bill will build on what our industry learned in light on the numerous natural disasters California experienced last year, We believe that the approaches incorporated into this bill will allow all RCFE’s throughout the state to build upon the value of advance planning, practice and process.
AB 3098 will be heard next in the Assembly Human Services Committee on April 24. LeadingAge California will continue to keep members updated on the status of this bill.