Support Legislation to Improve Fairness in Long Term Care

            California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is a phenomenal resource and fierce advocate for residents in long-term care facilities; and the Ombudsman on the ground serving them. CANHR is sponsoring / co-sponsoring five bills at the State Capitol this year aimed at remedying a fundamental unfairness or inequity in the long term care system. These proposals would improve legal protections for long term care consumers and their loved ones, and replicate lessons learned from one long term care setting into another. CANHR’s 2024 bills are:

AB 1911: RCFE Complaint Investigation Reform (Gómez Reyes). Makes the complaint process for residential care facilities more timely and efficient and less frustrating for complainants.

AB 2075: Designated Support Person Access During Public Health Emergencies (Alvarez). Ensures long term care facility resident access to designated support persons and other critical service providers during public health emergencies.

AB 2800: Justice for Elder Abuse Victims (Kalra).  Lowers the burden of proof in civil elder abuse cases and expands the definition of abuse and neglect.

SB 1354: Medi-Cal Discrimination (Wahab). Prohibits long term care facilities from discriminating against Medi-Cal beneficiaries regarding the provision of services.

SB 1406: Fairness in Assisted Living Rate Increases (Allen). Provides protections against devastating rate increases in assisted living facilities.


  1. Write a letter of support for CANHR’s legislative proposals! Visit to read more about each bill and download a sample letter of support with instructions on how you can submit your letter.
  2. Find your state representatives,, and call their State Capitol office and express your support for these legislative proposals. If you are unable to reach your representatives’ staff on the phone, you can also use their online email contact form to send them a message about why you support these important bills.
  3. Sign up for CANHR’s Legislative Alerts to receive updated information on bills and sample letters of support. Sign up using our online form.