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California care homes get resident council law

Residential care facility residents in California now have a new way to stand up for themselves.
Residential care facility residents in California now have a new way to stand up for themselves.

Katie Nelson writes in the San Jose Mercury News of the signing of California state Assembly Bill 1572.

The new law based on the bill will require a residential care facility for the elderly let the residents establish a resident council, if they want a council.

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman wrote the bill in the wake of reports that a home in the state shut down suddenly and abandoned 19 residents. A janitor and a cook stayed and took charge until help arrived.

—Allison Bell

A facility closure that left residents in the hands of a janitor and a cook sparked change.

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