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2020 House Bill 6137: Nursing home coronavirus rules

Public Act 244 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Leslie Love D-Redford Charter Township on September 1, 2020
To prescribe requirements for nursing homes designated by state authorities as a “care and recovery emergency facility” for nursing home residents who test positive for coronavirus. The bill would also prescribe rules for separate units in nursing homes for residents with the virus if no separate “care and recovery emergency facility” is available.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on September 1, 2020
Reported in the House on September 22, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on September 22, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Leslie Love D-Redford Charter Township on October 14, 2020
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2020
Received in the Senate on October 21, 2020
Referred to the Senate on October 21, 2020
To require the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to post coronavirus data for each nursing home in the state on its public website starting Nov. 15, 2020. The department would also have to post the nursing home virus historical data it has collected. This would have to include the number of new and cumulative cases among residents and staff for the reporting period, testing regimes, transferred residents, visitation policies and more .
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on November 5, 2020