Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on January 29, 2015 To repeal sections of the extensive regulatory regime imposed on nursing homes, and instead establish that patient care policies, compliance procedures, outcome measures and more should be based on nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines or best-practices (rather than detailed regulations promulgated by government agencies). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 14, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on April 21, 2015
Reported in the House on June 9, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Callton (R) on September 17, 2015 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on September 17, 2015 To establish that if the treatment protocols the bill would authorized conflict with Medicare and Medicaid rules the latter prevail.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2015