California court strikes down nursing home law


A California judge has ruled a law that allows nursing homes to make treatment decisions for mentally incompetent residents is unconstitutional. The law has been in place for more than 20 years. It says if a doctor determines a resident is mentally incompetent, and they don’t have a representative, then a nursing home can choose the course of care.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jun/30/california-court-strikes-down-nursing-home-law/

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