With regard to referrals for placement in an assisted living residence (residence), the bill:
- Amends the definition of "referral agency" to specify that the term means an agency that receives a fee from a residence for providing referrals;
- Allows electronic documentation of an agreement between a referral agency and a prospective tenant (agreement); and
- Prohibits a referral agency from referring a prospective resident to more than a reasonable number of assisted living residences with the intent to deny another referral agency a referral fee.
The bill adds that an agreement must include:
- The right not to be contacted by the referral agency; and
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)