04RS HB158


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HB 158/FN (BR 849) - K. Stein, C. Hoffman

     AN ACT relating to appropriate and cost effective staffing of long-term care facilities.
     Create a new section of KRS 205.510 to 205.645 to provide findings and declarations regarding nursing staff shortages and requirements; require the Cabinet for Health Services to implement a system that increases the number of direct-care staff within long-term care facilities; create a long-term care staffing committee and establish membership and duties; require long-term care facilities to maintain staffing requirements established by the committee; establish civil penalties for long-term care facilities that do not maintain established staffing standards; amend KRS 205.6326 to conform.

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee

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