House Bill 215

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Last Action 01/10/20: to Health and Family Services (H)
Title AN ACT relating to minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1149
Sponsors J. Tipton, G. Brown Jr
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216 to require staff-to-resident ratios in long-term care facilities as a condition of licensure or relicensure; establish minimum staffing requirements; prohibit long-term care facilities from admitting new residents if the facility fails to comply with the minimum staffing requirements, beginning on the second day of noncompliance and continuing until six days after the required staffing is achieved, with exceptions allowed for weather emergencies and other similar events; require additional staffing based on the needs of the residents; exempt intermediate-care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, institutions for the treatment of mental illnesses, personal care homes, and family care homes from the minimum staffing requirements; create a 17-member board to review staffing requirements on an annual basis; establish a civil fine of no more than $1,000 for each day that the staffing requirements are not maintained.
Index Headings of Original Version Disabilities and the Disabled - Long-term-care staffing ratios, CHFS, implementation of
Health and Medical Services - Long-term-care staffing ratios, implementation of
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Long-term-care staffing ratios, implementation of
Physicians and Practitioners - Long-term-care staffing ratios, implementation of
Aged Persons and Aging - Long-term-care staffing ratios, implementation of
State Agencies - Long-term-care staffing ratios, implementation of

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01/08/20
  • introduced in House
01/10/20
  • to Health and Family Services (H)


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