HCS/SB 363 - This act modifies several provisions relating to long-term care facilities, including: (1) immunization education; (2) sexual assault reporting in long-term care facilities; and (3) familial involvement in long-term care facilities.
IMMUNIZATION EDUCATION (Section 198.053)
Under this act, all Missouri assisted living facilities shall, no later than October 1 each year, notify residents and staff where in the facility the latest edition of the Vaccine Informational Sheet published by the Centers for Disease Control has been posted. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require any assisted living facility to pay for an influenza vaccination, allow the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate any rules to implement this provision, or cite any facility for acting in good faith to post the Vaccine Informational Sheet.
This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SCS/SB 334 (2017), substantially similar to a provision in HCS/SB 501 (2017), and similar to HB 778 (2017).
SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES (Section 198.070)
This act amends the provision relating to reporting of suspected abuse and neglect of a resident of a long-term care facility who is sixty years of age or older or other certain eligible adults. Current law requires a report to be made to the Department of Health and Senior Services in the event of suspected abuse and neglect. Under this act, in the event of reasonable cause to believe a suspected sexual assault of the resident has occurred, specified mandated reporters shall also report to a local law enforcement entity under the procedures of the federal Elder Justice Act of 2009.
This provision is identical to provisions in HCS/SCS/SB 334 (2017), HCS/SB 373 (2017), and HCS/HB 551 (2017), and substantially similar to provisions in SB 301 (2017), HB 919 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 663 (2016), SS/SCS/SBs 112, 212, 143, & 234 (2015), and SB 971 (2014).
FAMILIAL INVOLVEMENT IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES (Section 198.089)
This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to strongly encourage all long-term care facilities licensed in this state to institute policies that will facilitate familial involvement in the well-being and support of residents of long-term care facilities.
This provision is identical to SB 670 (2016), SB 82 (2015), and SCS/SB 564 (2014) and substantially similar to SB 199 (2013) and SB 536 (2012).