Introduced by Rep. Kevin Green (R) on June 28, 2005
To require nursing homes to maintain a temperature of not less than 71 degrees Fahrenheit or more than 81 degrees Fahrenheit measured three-feet above the floor at all times in all areas of a building accessible to residents, employees, and visitor, with certain exceptions. Nursing homes above the 45th parallel would be exempt from the maximum temperature standard. Also, to require nursing homes to have an emergency services and repairs plan in case of an electrical, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning failure or malfunction. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Senior Health, Security and Retirement Committee on June 28, 2005