SB 414 Modifies provisions relating to long-term care facility special care units
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 1667S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/16/2015 - Hearing Conducted S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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SB 414 - This act decreases the permissible duration of temporary incapacity due to illness, surgery, or injury for residents in a long-term care facility from forty-five to thirty days. Additionally, facilities accepting or retaining any individual who requires more than minimal assistance for safely evacuating a facility shall, among other things, place a non-ambulatory resident or a resident with dementia on the ground floor.

If an assisted living facility creates a special care unit for persons with Alzheimer's disease and advertises this to the public it must: (1) provide a written disclosure statement, as well as the process and criteria for placement, transfer, or discharge of residents, to the Department of Health and Senior Services and to each resident and their family or legal representative; (2) specify and review quarterly all resident care plans; (3) provide information on staff training and continuing education to the Department and residents and their families; (4) ensure adequate staff on duty at all times; (5) ensure each resident has a representative available to make health care and financial decisions; (6) list the types and frequency of activities for residents, as well as the physical environment and design features available; (7) and provide information on safety and security measures to the Department and residents and their families.

This act is similar to HB 1068 (2015).