SB 1183 Assisted living facilities; licensing requirements, increases maximum civil penalty, report.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Assisted living facilities; civil penalty.  Requires administrators of assisted living facilities, except for those providing residential living care only, to be licensed by the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators within the Department of Health Professions. The bill renames the Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators. The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators shall adopt regulations on or before July 1, 2007, and the administrator licensing provisions shall not be implemented or enforced until 12 months after the regulations become effective. The bill permits the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services to issue an order of summary suspension of a license to operate an assisted living facility in cases of immediate and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of residents and increases from $500 to $10,000 the maximum civil penalty for an assisted living facility out of compliance with licensure requirements. The bill requires medication aides in assisted living facilities to be registered by the Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing shall adopt regulations on or before July 1, 2007, and the registration provisions shall not be implemented or enforced until 12 months after the regulations become effective. Regulations for a Medication Management Plan in assisted living facilities are to be developed by the State Board of Social Services, in consultation with the Board of Nursing and the Board of Pharmacy. The bill creates the Assisted Living Facility Education, Training, and Technical Assistance Fund. The bill requires applicants for licensure as an assisted living facility to undergo a background check. The bill also requires each assisted living facility to provide written disclosure documents to residents and their legal representatives, if any, upon admission. Finally, the bill requires the Department for the Aging's contract with the long-term care ombudsman program provide a minimum staffing ratio of one ombudsman to every 2000 long-term care beds, subject to sufficient funding. Through enactment clauses, the Department of Social Services is charged with developing a training module for adult care licensing inspectors and integrating into the assisted living facility regulations standards that are consistent with recommendations of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to ensure appropriate care for residents with mental illness, mental retardation, substance abuse, and other behavioral disabilities.  This bill incorporates SB 1000, SB 1085, SB 1140, SB 1185, SB 1187, and SB 1212.  This bill is identical to HB 2512.

Full text:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051963116  pdf
01/28/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051986732-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/07/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 052002732-S2 (Hanger)  pdf
02/15/05  House: Committee substitute printed 052006732-H1  pdf
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1183ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)  pdf

Status:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051963116
01/12/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/05  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. w/substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/28/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051986732-S1
02/02/05  Senate: Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: Read second time
02/04/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/05  Senate: Read second time
02/07/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/05  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 051986732-S1
02/07/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 052002732-S2 (Hanger)
02/07/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/05  Senate: Substitute by Sen. Hanger agreed to 052002732-S2
02/07/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1183S2
02/07/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/05  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  House: Committee substitute printed 052006732-H1
02/16/05  House: Read second time
02/17/05  House: Read third time
02/17/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 052006732-H1
02/17/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1183H1
02/17/05  House: Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/17/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/21/05  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1183ER)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/23/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/05)
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)