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HHS Committee rejects new requirements for CPR and AED

LD 363, An Act To Protect Residents of Assisted Living Facilities, was rejected by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee yesterday (2/28).  The bill, which MHCA opposed, would have created significant new requirements for assisted living facilities and nursing homes regarding automated external defibrillators (AED) and cardio pulmonary resuscitation. 
 
Members of the HHS Committee agreed that the bill, which would have impacted every employee in long term care facilities, was too far reaching to support.  Because the Committee voted unanimously “Ought not to Pass”, the bill will not be debated on the full House and Senate floor and is unlikely to be brought to a vote.  
 
Staff Contact:
Rick Erb
President and CEO
rerb@mehca.org