Member Resource: LeadingAge California Technical Briefs on Regulatory Issues

LeadingAge California has released a series of technical briefs for members, which can be accessed on the LeadingAge California website. This member-only benefit is intended to provide a way to navigate common regulatory requirements.

To date, we have posted ten technical briefs in the members-only section on the LeadingAge California website. The briefs include:

• Guide to Changes: The Federal Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities 

• End of Life Options Act 

• Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Facility Medicare Emergency Preparedness Rule

• RCFE Absentee Notifications Plans/Elopement Policies and Procedures 

• Resident Representation on Nonprofit CCRC Board of Directors 

• SNF Transfer and Discharges Policy and Procedures

 • SB 219 Implementation Requirements: LGBT Long-Term Care Facility Resident Bill of Rights. 

• Certified Nursing Assistant Employment Requirements

 • Certified Nursing Assistant Recertification Requirements

• Use of Referral Agencies in Multi-Level Communities (Federal Anti-Kickback States) 

• Comparison of Requirements for the Use of Automated External Devices

In addition to the technical briefs listed above, you can also find a LeadingAge California-produced skilled nursing facility compliance manual, as well as a guide to reporting elder abuse and neglect in all facility types. All of these resources are free for members, excluding the Guide to Changes: The Federal Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities, which can be purchased at a nominal price.

We strongly encourage all members to download these resources. You can access the Technical Briefs at