Bill Summary for H 726 (2021-2022)

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Apr 28 2021

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House Bill 726 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 28, 2021
AN ACT CONCERNING RESTORATION OF FULL ADULT CARE HOME LICENSURE FOLLOWING A LICENSE DOWNGRADE OR A SUSPENSION OF ADMISSIONS DUE TO PRIOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS; AND ESTABLISHING FOR ALL ADULT CARE HOME LICENSURE APPLICANTS THE RIGHT TO CONTEST A DENIAL OF CERTIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH A CORRECTION PLAN.
Intro. by Wray.

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Amends GS 131D-2.4(c) (licensure of adult care homes – prior violations) prohibiting the issuance of a license for an adult care home to an applicant who is affiliated with an adult care home that had a suspension of admission or had its license downgraded to a provisional license until the earlier of (1) six months after the provisional license is made a full license or the suspension of admissions is terminated (as under current law) or (2) the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) has certified the adult care home’s substantial compliance with a correction plan. Provides a right to an administrative hearing to contest a denial of a certification of substantial compliance (was, the Secretary's decision is final).
Amends GS 131D-2.7(d)(1) [suspension of new admissions imposed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary)] providing that a suspension of new admission to an adult care home imposed by the Secretary remains in effect until the department certifies the home’s substantial compliance with a correction plan.
Effective October 1, 2021, and applies to licensure activities occurring on or after that date.

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