Bill Summary for H 351 (2021-2022)
Apr 1 2021
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AN ACT DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH VISITATION PROTOCOLS FOR NURSING HOMES, COMBINATION HOMES, AND ADULT CARE HOMES, INCLUDING FAMILY CARE HOMES, DURING DECLARED DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES AND REQUIRING THESE FACILITIES TO ADHERE TO THE ESTABLISHED VISITATION PROTOCOLS DURING DECLARED DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES WHEN NORMAL VISITATION POLICIES ARE SUSPENDED OR CURTAILED.Intro. by Dixon, Lambeth, White, Moss.
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House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Adds that the visitation protocols established by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary under GS 131E-112.5, concerning nursing homes, combination homes, and hospice care facilities, and GS 131D-7.1, concerning adult care homes, are subject to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services directives.