House committee substitute to the 2nd edition deletes all provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. Creates the nine-member House Select Committee on Emergency Electrical Services for Nursing & Adult Care Homes to study the feasibility of requiring all nursing homes, combination homes, and adult care homes to provide emergency electrical services for use in the event of failure of the normal electrical services. Specifies three issues to be studied. Requires a report to the specified NCGA committee by March 1, 2020. Terminates the Committee upon the earlier of the submission of its report or March 1, 2020. Makes a conforming change to the act's long title.
Summary date: May 6 2019 - More information
Summary date: Apr 3 2019 - More information
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 131D-4.3A so that it is applicable to all adult care homes, as defined in GS 131D-2.1, licensed under Article 1 of GS Chapter 131D, and operating in the State (was, requiring all nursing homes, combination homes, and adult care homes that are licensed and operating in the State). Requires that the emergency service be sufficient to also provide air conditioning in addition to already listed heat, lighting, and other essential electrical services required by rules of the Medical Care Commission. Makes conforming changes to GS 131E-114.3A by requiring emergency electrical services sufficient to also provide air conditioning. Makes additional clarifying changes.
Summary date: Mar 20 2019 - More information
Enacts new GS 131D-4.3A and GS 131E-114.3A requiring all nursing homes, combination homes, and adult care homes that are licensed and operating in the state to have emergency electrical service to be used in the event of a failure of the normal electrical service. The emergency service must be sufficient to provide heat, lighting, and other essential electrical services required by rules of the Medical Care Commission. Effective on the date the rules adopted by the Medical Care Commission become effective.
Amends the Medical Care Commission's duties in GS 143B-165 to include adopting rules specifying the essential electrical services nursing homes, combination homes, and adult care homes must provide through the use of emergency electrical services.
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