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Register for 6Beds 6th Year Anniversary Conference on October 22

To celebrate the 6th Year Anniversary of 6Beds, join us on October 22 for a FREE Zoom training conference. Participants will be able to earn 4 CEUs! Guest speakers from Department of Social Services and State Legislators will address our industry during these unprecedented times as well as share best practices and risk management during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Register online now!!

Conference CEU Sessions

The zoom training sessions are open to all RCFE and ARF operators. CEU Sessions will include:

9-10 am
Caring for Residents with a Communicable Disease (Part 1)
Guidance/PINs/Best Practices for care of COVID Residents Updates to the Admission Agreement and Service Plan for COVID
Presenter: Cyndy Minnery, RN

11 am-1 pm
Labor Training
Covers Wage and Hour Training for both Federal and State
Presenters: Atty. Alecia Winfield, Atty. Ashley Brick and Atty. Shiva Davoudian

2-3 pm
Caring for Residents with a Communicable Disease (Part 2)
Guidance/PINs/Best Practices for care of COVID Residents Updates to the Admission Agreement and Service Plan for COVID
Presenter: Cyndy Minnery, RN

In order to receive 4 CEUs attendees must attend the entire duration of the CEU class.

Conference Details
Date: October 22
9 am – 3 pm CST
Register Online

Below is the full conference agenda:

9 AM – 10 AM
Resident Care and Communicable Disease
Presenter: Cyndy Minnery. RN

10 AM – 10:30 AM
6Beds Officers, Leaders and Lobbyists

10:30 – 11 AM
Preferred Vendors serving RCFE and ARF

11 AM – 1 PM
Labor Training (Includes 30 minute Q and A)
Covers Wage and Hour Training for both Federal and State
Presenters: Atty. Alecia Winfield, Atty. Ashley Brick and Atty.
Shiva Davoudian

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Department of Social Services
Department of Developmental Services
California Legislators

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Preferred Vendors serving RCFE and ARF

2 PM – 3 PM
Resident Care and Communicable Disease
Presenter: Cyndy Minnery. RN

For vendor sponsorship details, please contact Ines Otbo or Olive DeAnda.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 22!

 

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6Beds, Inc. Priority Bills

AB 2926 (Calderon) — Referral agencies for RCFEs: Oppose unless amended.

Enacts disclosure requirements for referral agencies designed to make their practices more transparent to consumers. Since the Bill is sponsored by A Place for Mom, it lacks two important provisions: (1) It does not require disclosures before a referral has already been committed to and (2) It does not allow a recipient of referral services to terminate a contract at any time and use another agency. We asked for those amendments. Bill has passed the Assembly. We will continue to oppose in Senate. Supported by California Assisted Living Association as at least some reform.

AB 1796 (Levine) — Bars hiring of employee until criminal background clearances are received from both CA Department of Justice and FBI: Oppose.

This will cause sometimes significant delay in hiring in some cases. Bill passed the Assembly. We will continue opposing in Senate.

SB 1259 (Hurtado) — Would require Department of Social Services to do report on how to meet the housing and care needs of SSI/SSP recipients: Support. Awaiting action in Senate Appropriations.

SB 1264 (Hurtado) — Extend RCFE emergency and disaster plan requirements to ARFs: Support. Awaiting action in Senate Appropriations.

AB 2024 (Holden) — Increased provider rates for certain DDS vendors to reflect increase in state minimum wage: Support. Defeated by being held on Assembly Appropriations suspense file (budget pressures).

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6Beds 2019 Legislative Priorities

6Beds, Inc. is dedicated to provide a safe, affordable and comfortable environment for California seniors and adults with disabilities. We work to educate legislators, local elected officials, key opinion leaders and the public about the critical role six-bed facilities play our state’s healthcare structure. We also work to advocate for commonsense legislation that protects seniors and adults with disabilities so our facilities can continue providing the level of safe and affordable care our customers expect.  Be sure to attend Advocacy Day on April 10  and have your voices heard on these issues.  

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Register today for Advocacy Day 2019

 

6 Beds 2019 Legislative Priorities

SPONSORED BILL:

AB 447 (Patterson & Wiener)—Criminal Record Clearances

Allows all employees of commonly owned facilities to have their criminal record clearances assigned to one location (known as a central administrative facility), so long as one person is responsible for knowing each employee’s location.   Allows flexible movement of workers among facilities and protects residents while saving both the owner and the state the administrative hassle of transferring the clearance.   Avoids unfair fines if the state fails to register a transfer immediately.

STRONG SUPPORT:

AB 50 (Kalra)—Phased expansion of the Assisted Living Waiver program to 18,500 slots and more counties.  This Medi-Cal program is an alternative to skilled nursing care for many current and prospective nursing home residents—saving the state money and offering frail seniors a home-like setting.

SB 512 (Pan)—Would establish the California Long-Term Services and Supports Benefits Board (LTSS Board) to finance LTSS for eligible individuals, the first step in possible public funding of assisted living services.

AB 1766 (Bloom)—potential use of funds for mentally ill for ARF and RCFE support.

Budget items for Community Care Licensing and the Long Term Care Ombudsman program

BILL OF CONCERN:

AB 1796 (Levine)—Concerned that requirement to wait for FBI as well as state DOJ clearance will unduly delay the ability to fill staffing vacancies.

MONITORING:

AB 367 (Flora)—Adds willful and unlawful use of personal identifying information to list of crimes for which persons could be barred from working at RCFEs.

AB 737 (Eggman)—Clarifies that applications for licensure of RCFEs can be made by individuals or by entities and agents signing on behalf of entities.

SB 172 (Portantino)—relates to storage of firearms in RCFEs but will not apply to RCFEs declaring a no-weapon policy.

SB 314 (Dodd)—Adds abandonment to the definition of elder abuse for which attorney’s fees may be awarded in an action for damages.