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.