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Support SB 303 (Alquist)
Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act

Please help reduce the excessive use of psychoactive drugs in California nursing homes by supporting SB 303, a CANHR sponsored bill. By curtailing misuse of dangerous psychoactive drugs – some of which come with FDA black box warnings because they greatly increase the risk of death for elders with dementia – SB 303 addresses one of the most serious and common problems facing nursing home residents today.

The Senate passed SB 303 on June 2 by a 25-13 vote. It is awaiting action in the Assembly.

The following fact sheets by CANHR and Senator Alquist explain the bill and how you can support it. Call CANHR if you need more information.

Page Last Modified: June 15, 2009