(a) All registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, licensed vocational nurses, and physicians working in skilled nursing facilities, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 1250, or congregate living health facilities, as defined in subdivision (i) of Section 1250, shall participate in a training program, to be prescribed by the department, that focuses on preventing and eliminating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
(b) The department may incorporate the training prescribed in subdivision (a) into any existing training program that is designed to prevent or eliminate discrimination in senior care facilities.
(c) The department may charge each licensee who is subject to subdivision (a) a fee associated with determining compliance. The fee shall not exceed the department’s costs for the enforcement of this section.
(d) “Sexual orientation” and “gender identity” have the same meanings as those terms are used in Section 422.56 of the Penal Code.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 550, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2009.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018