AB 1523 - Mandatory Liability Insurance Effective 7/1/15

CARR-sponsored AB 1523, requiring all assisted living facilities in California to carry liability insurance, went into effect  7/1/15.  This legislation, co-authored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Assembly Member Shirley Weber, closed a 30 year old regulatory gap.  

Prior to its passing in August 2015, CARR's research found that approximately 87% of San Diego RCFEs elected to not carry liability insurance, despite caring for frail, dependent seniors.  CARR believes this marks a major step forward for consumer protections inside assisted living facilities.  CARR encourages seniors and their families to ask for proof of liability insurance when considering a facility for placement.

To read the state's implementing language, visit http://www.ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/15APX-04.pdf.