SB 661 Discharge of patients and residents from state facilities.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Discharge of patients and residents from state facilities. Clarifies that directors of training centers for persons with mental retardation must prepare a predischarge plan for residents in conjunction with the community services board that serves the political subdivision where the resident resided prior to admission or by the board that serves the political subdivision where the resident or legally authorized representative (if the resident lacks the mental capacity to do so) chooses to reside if the resident or his legally authorized representative on his behalf chooses to be discharged. The bill states that no resident of a training center who is enrolled in Medicaid shall be discharged if the resident or his legally authorized representative on his behalf chooses to continue in the training center. Finally, the bill requires that predischarge plans for all individuals discharged to an assisted living facility from state hospitals or training centers shall identify the facility, document its appropriateness for housing and capacity to care for the individual, contain evidence of the facility's agreement to admit and care for the individual, and describe how the community services board will monitor the individual's care in the facility. The bill also contains technical changes.

Full text:
01/18/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 022519436  pdf | impact statement
02/19/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB661ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/06/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)  pdf

Status:
01/18/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 022519436
01/18/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/02  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. (14-Y 1-N)
01/28/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/29/02  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/30/02  Senate: Read third time
01/30/02  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/11/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/11/02  House: Read first time
02/11/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/14/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/15/02  House: Read second time
02/18/02  House: Read third time
02/18/02  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB661ER)
02/20/02  Senate: Enrolled
02/21/02  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/02  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 62 (effective 7/1/02)
03/06/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)