Bill Request 137

Title AN ACT relating to long-term care facilities.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors R. Alvarado
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 194A.700 to delete, amend, and add definitions; amend KRS 194A.703 to replace "client" with "resident" and to include requirements for living units in a dementia care unit; amend KRS 194A.705 to allow assisted living communities to provide additional services; amend KRS 194A.707 to change the administrative procedure process of assisted living communities, to add a biennial review process, and to change the certification process to a licensure process; amend KRS 194A.709 to remove the requirement of reporting to the Division of Health Care and to make technical language changes; amend KRS 194A.711 to revise the criteria to be met by residents in an assisted living community; amend KRS 194A.717 to include staffing needs pursuant to an assisted living community's service plan; amend KRS 194A.719 to require orientation education prior to independently working with residents; amend KRS 194A.727 to clarify which businesses can be licensed as an assisted living community; create multiple new sections of KRS 194A.700 to 194A.729 to provide requirements for the cabinet to consider when an applicant is seeking a license as an assisted living community with dementia care; for when a licensee chooses to voluntary relinquishment of a license as an assisted living community with dementia care; to list the responsibilities of an assisted living community with dementia care; to require continuing education training for assisted living managers of an assisted living community with dementia care; to require assisted living communities with dementia care to develop and implement additional policies; to provide staffing requirements for individuals employed in assisted living communities with dementia care; to include additional services an assisted living community with dementia care must provide; to list training requirements for staff working in dementia care units; to establish two categories of licensure for assisted living communities and to require assisted living communities to obtain a license from the cabinet to operate as a dementia care unit; to allow licensed personal care homes, under specific circumstances, to be licensed as an assisted living community or assisted living community with dementia care; to establish the rules for fines and violations of an assisted living community; amend KRS 216.510 and 216.535 to expand the definition of "long-term care facilities" to include assisted living communities; amend KRS 216.535 to amend the definition of "long-term care ombudsman" to exclude assisted living communities; amend KRS 216.530 to amend the inspection period for assisted living communities, personal care homes, and specialized personal care homes; amend KRS 216.557 to exclude assisted living communities from receiving citations as type A or type B violations; amend KRS 216.515, 216.560, 216.563, 216.565, 216.577, 216A.030, and 218A.180 to exclude assisted living communities; amend KRS 216.765 to require a specific medical examination in the admission into assisted living communities; amend KRS 216.573 to broaden the cabinet's power to institute injunctive proceedings; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to create new definitions; to establish rules for residence in a personal care home or a specialized personal care home; to allow a personal care home or specialized personal care to provide additional services in certain situations; to establish staffing requirements in personal care homes or specialized personal care homes; to require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to regulate an initial and biennial licensure review process and to establish additional procedures; and to allow the cabinet to request information and to conduct on-site visits; amend KRS 216B.015 to expand the definition of "health facility"; amend KRS 216B.155 to add the exemption of assisted living communities from specific standard requirements; amend KRS 216B.160 to allow a manager's designee in an assisted living community to conduct an ongoing assessment; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 194A and KRS 216.595 to make technical corrections and changes; repeal KRS 194A.723 and 194A.724.
Index Headings Disabilities and the Disabled - Assisted living community with dementia care unit, personal care home, licensure
Diseases - Assisted living community with dementia care unit, personal care home, licensure
Health and Medical Services - Long-term care facilities, assisted living community, personal care home, licensure
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Long-term care facilities, assisted living community, personal care home, licensure
Mental Disability - Long-term care facilities, assisted living community, personal care home, dementia care
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, assisted living community, personal care home, licensure
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, assisted living community, personal care home, licensure
Aged Persons and Aging - Assisted living community, personal care home, dementia care, licensure
Dementia - Assisted living community with dementia care unit, personal care home, licensure

Actions

10/13/21 Prefiled by the sponsor(s).

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