California Senate Committee approves a new nursing home licensing category that would allow Green House homes in the state

Published On: April 27th, 2012By Categories: Blog, California

“It puts the ‘home’ back into nursing home.”  That’s how California Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) described SB 1228 when addressing the Senate Committee on Health this week.
The bill would create a new health facility licensing category for a small house skilled nursing facility that is either a standalone home or consists of more than one home providing skilled nursing care in a noninstitutional setting.
David Pierce of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a continuing care center in Pomona, explained that his organization has been pursing approval to build a Green House home for years.
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