SB 997 Modifies provisions relating to background checks for certain in-home service providers
Sponsor: Rowden
LR Number: 6329S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 3/7/2018 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Children Committee (6329S.03C) Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 997 - Under current law, in-home service providers and home health agencies are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if they employ a person to provide services to patients who is listed on any of the background checklists in the Family Care Safety Registry. This act repeals that provision and instead provides that such entities shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if they employ a person who is guilty or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to certain offenses, is on the Department of Health and Senior Services' employee disqualification list or the Department of Mental Health's employee disqualification registry, or has a finding on the child abuse and neglect registry. Additionally, no state or federal financial assistance shall be available to pay for personal care assistance services if the personal care attendant has not undergone this background check process or if the personal care attendant has a disqualifying finding under this act.

This act is substantially similar to the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1350 (2018).