AB 1063 (Gabriel, D-Woodland Hills) Details
Vetoed on Oct. 8
AB 1063 would have required the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to conduct an annual review of its enforcement of regulations related to nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and submit a report to the Legislature. The report would have included data regarding the number of complaints received, the investigative steps that were taken in response to the complaints, and whether the complaints were found to be substantiated or unsubstantiated. CDPH would also have been required to hold a public hearing at least once every two years and in advance of the first report — due Jan. 1, 2025 — to receive input from stakeholders regarding the efficacy of the department’s enforcement of the regulations. The input received during the hearing would have been required to be summarized and included in the annual report. The report would have also included a plan to implement the suggestions received during the hearing or an explanation as to why those suggestions were rejected.