Leadership in Advocacy

As a member of the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) Public Policy Committee, Douglas Pancake contributes to the development of legislation affecting the future of the assisted living industry.

Douglas Pancake is a member of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Household Model SNF Code Advisory Committee. Responding to growing national and statewide demand for new care delivery models, this committee’s focus is on the development of building codes governing smaller, deinstitutionalized, healthcare models. Driven by the Culture Change phenomenon, today for the first time household model skilled nursing facilities are being completed in California.

Douglas Pancake is the immediate past chair and continues as an active member of the SNF Care Delivery and Design Improvement Committee (CDDIC) sponsored by LeadingAge California and California Association of Healthcare Facilities (CAHF). This committee focuses on new code and OSHPD policy development reducing regulatory oversight and creating more humane nursing home environments.