New California Legislation for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Feb 26, 2024
AB 2511 compliance is proving challenging for most skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in California, with many receiving citations for non-compliance during life safety code surveys since the requirements went into effect on January 1, 2024.

Adherence to AB 2511 is critical, as SNFs are trusted with providing life-saving care around the clock.

AB 2511 introduced new requirements for SNFs, including: 

  • Increasing onsite fuel storage for emergency power systems from 6 to 96 hours
  • Expanding the requirement for emergency power to include heating and cooling systems and life-sustaining equipment

To address non-compliance, SNFs must submit a plan of correction (POC) that includes evidence of compliance, such as a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a fuel delivery provider and documentation of assessment results reviewed by the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI).

The POC should also include:

  • A narrative and timeline for resolving non-compliance
  • Copies of contracts with relevant parties
  • Details of temporary measures to ensure safe temperatures and emergency power for life-sustaining equipment during construction

Temporary measures should align with the facility's emergency operations plan (EOP) for utility or power loss, and information about third-party support services should be provided if applicable.

How Agility Recovery Can Help

A membership with Agility can help skilled nursing facilities maintain compliance with AB 2511 by being your dedicated fuel provider, ensuring fuel is delivered in a timely manner, providing scalable power recovery solutions, and producing proof of compliance and documentation for your plan of correction (POC).

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