CA Health & Safety Code Section 1569.156


A residential care facility for the elderly shall do all of the following:


Not condition the provision of care or otherwise discriminate based on whether or not an individual has executed an advance directive, consistent with applicable laws and regulations.


Provide education to staff on issues concerning advance directives.


Provide written information, upon admission, about the right to make decisions concerning medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment and the right, under state law, to formulate advance directives.


Provide written information about policies of the facility regarding the implementation of the rights described in paragraph (3).


For purposes of this section, “advance directive” means an “advance health care directive,” as defined in Section 4605 of the Probate Code, or some other form of instruction recognized under state law specifically addressing the provision of health care.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 1569.156’s source at ca​.gov