Improve Patient Care and Quality for Dialysis Patients in California
Receiving dialysis treatment three times a week is critical for the survival of the 70,000 patients in California with End-Stage Renal Disease, or kidney failure. Fortunately, there are two bills being considered that would improve patient care and quality for dialysis patients in California:
Assembly Bill 1448 would improve quality standards at certain dialysis facilities by requiring state health inspections for facilities that receive a low-quality rating. AB 1448 ensures dialysis facilities are meeting high quality standards and improves the overall treatment experience for dialysis patients.
Assembly Bill 1223 would improve access to kidney transplants for patients by strengthening protections for living organ donors. Specifically, employers would be required to grant an employee an unpaid leave of absence, not exceeding 30 business days in a one-year period, for the purpose of organ donation if needed. AB 1223 would encourage more people to become living donors and help dialysis patients get access to more transplantations.