SB650 Advocacy

Our seniors are suffering in silence. Protect our elderly parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles residing in nursing homes in California.

Senator Henry Stern’s Bill, SB 650 sets a higher standard of corporate accountability for our nursing homes.

SB 650 has passed in both the Assembly and Senate.

Contact Governor Newsom by October 10, 2021!

Urge him to sign SB 650 into law!

The coronavirus swept like a scythe and spread like wildfire through nursing homes, leaving over 12,000 people sick and dead. State Senator Henry Stern exposed the link between the skyrocketing Covid deaths in nursing homes and the owners’ lack of financial transparency. 

SB 650 - co-sponsored by SEIU California, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and AARP California - will protect taxpayer money while maintaining a resilient caretaker workforce. 

“At its core, this urgent need for transparency is a quality-of-care issue,” State Senator Henry Stern.

Nursing homes use complex structures to siphon unreported profits. The owners report rent, insurance, management, medical equipment, and linen to look like legitimate expenses. Instead, the owners exaggerate the costs and pocket the difference. 

SB 650 condensed:

For the first time, SB650 requires an organization that operates or owns a skilled nursing facility to file an annual financial report with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. 

The reports must

  • Include data from all related parties. 
  • Be reviewed or audited by a state-appointed CPA.

How can you help?

1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

  • Write/place an Op-ed about the importance of SB 650.
  • Raise awareness through social media (post, tweet, partner with an advocacy org on IG Live.)
  • Join local broadcasts to discuss SB 650 and how constituents can learn more.
  • Share this flyer with your friends and family. 
  • Email Senator Stern the actions you will take to ensure your community learns about SB650 
  • Senator.Stern@senate.ca.gov
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Legislative Advocacy