Legislators begin work on bills impacting LTChere.
LD 363, An Act to Protect Residents of Assisted Living Facilities, has not received its public hearing yet. Despite the bill title, this legislation would apply to assisted living and nursing homes. According to the printed summary, it “requires nursing facilities and assisted living and residential care facilities that provide services to a person who requires assistance with activities of daily living to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or use an automated external defibrillator in the event of a suspected sudden cardiac arrest unless the person has made a health care decision that includes an order not to resuscitate.” For the full text of the bill click here.
Public hearing on LD 363 will be held on February 20th. In past years, MHCA has opposed similar bills that would have mandated the availability and use of defibrillators in nursing homes. We are currently reviewing the language of LD 363 prior to taking a formal position.
Finally, the much anticipated release of the Governor's budget proposal is expected later today (Friday).
Rick Erb, President and CEO