Tell Gov. Schwarzenegger to sign AB 399: HELP PREVENT NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Thanks to the support of many organizations and countless citizens, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 399 (Feuer - Nursing Home Complaint Investigation Improvement Act of 2007) by a vote of 117-1. AB 399 now awaits the Governor’s signature, and we need your assistance to ensure that this vital legislation becomes law.
Co-sponsored by Bet Tzedek Legal Services and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, AB 399 would require the Department of Public Health to complete nursing home complaint investigations in a timely manner and provide a written determination to the complainant.
Despite its universal support, we are very concerned that the Governor may veto the bill due to unfounded cost concerns raised by the Department of Public Health.
We need your help. Please write Governor Schwarzenegger as soon as possible and urge him to sign AB 399 into law. You can this sample letter , or you can write your own. Mail or fax your letters to the Governor at:
By Mail: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
By Fax: 916-445-4633
Please also fax us a copy of your letter at 818-763-3299 (Bet Tzedek) or 415-777-2904 (CANHR).
Your letter can make a great difference! We truly appreciate your help!
For more information regarding AB 399, please read this letter from Bet Tzedek and CANHR to the Governor >>