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HB 655: Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Edwards-Walpole ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Slosberg

Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities; Requires public utilities to prioritize certain health care facilities for restoration of power in emergencies; requires such facilities to have operational emergency power source & sufficient fuel supply; requires Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to conduct unannounced quality-of-care evaluations of certain health & long-term care facilities; authorizes AHCA to impose specified civil penalties & administrative fines for certain violations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/14/2017 House • Filed
    11/27/2017 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 59
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 57
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee

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  • HB 655, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/14/2017 at 8:17 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (11)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 896 Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities Farmer Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Health Policy
    H 245 Public Utility Power Restoration Harrison Compare Last Action: 12/7/2017 H Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 27
    H 327 Emergency Power for Health Care Facilities Richardson Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
    H 479 Health Care Facility Inspections Williams Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
    H 933 Emergency Power Sources Harrison Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
    H 1321 Emergency Power for Health Care Facilities Hardemon Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
    S 284 Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities Book Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Health Policy
    S 372 Post-hurricane Relief for Residents of Health Care Facilities Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Health Policy
    S 1260 Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Stargel Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Health Policy
    S 1408 Nursing Home Liability Simmons Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Banking and Insurance
    S 1874 (c1) Emergency Power for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities Passidomo Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Citations - Statutes (32)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    366.042 Page 13 (pdf)
    366.15 Medically essential electric public utility service. Page 13 (pdf)
    400.0060 Definitions. Page 17 (pdf)
    400.0063 Establishment of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; designation of ombudsman and legal advocate. Page 18 (pdf)
    400.0065 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; duties and responsibilities. Page 20 (pdf)
    400.0067 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council; duties; membership. Page 22 (pdf)
    400.0069 Long-term care ombudsman districts; local long-term care ombudsman councils; duties; appointment. Page 23 (pdf)
    400.0073 State and local ombudsman council investigations. Page 24 (pdf)
    400.0074 Local ombudsman council onsite administrative assessments. Page 25 (pdf)
    400.0077 Confidentiality. Page 27 (pdf)
    400.0078 Citizen access to State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program services. Page 27 (pdf)
    400.008 Page 28 (pdf)
    400.0081 Access to facilities, residents, and records. Page 29 (pdf)
    400.0083 Interference; retaliation; penalties. Page 31 (pdf)
    400.0087 Department oversight; funding. Page 32 (pdf)
    400.0089 Complaint data reports. Page 34 (pdf)
    400.0091 Training. Page 35 (pdf)
    400.0223 Page 36 (pdf)
    400.0238 Punitive damages; limitation. Page 39 (pdf)
    400.0239 Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund. Page 39 (pdf)
    400.1185 Page 40 (pdf)
    400.141 Administration and management of nursing home facilities. Page 48 (pdf)
    400.1411 Page 49 (pdf)
    400.19 Right of entry and inspection. Page 51 (pdf)
    400.191 Availability, distribution, and posting of reports and records. Page 52 (pdf)
    400.226 Page 54 (pdf)
    400.23 Rules; evaluation and deficiencies; licensure status. Page 55 (pdf)
    406.11 Examinations, investigations, and autopsies. Page 58 (pdf)
    406.13 Examiner’s report; maintenance of records. Page 59 (pdf)
    429.298 Punitive damages; limitation. Page 60 (pdf)
    429.34 Right of entry and inspection. Page 60 (pdf)
    429.41 Rules establishing standards. Page 61 (pdf)

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