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2020 Senate Bill 1094: Ban coronavirus admissions to nursing homes without specified safeguards
Introduced by Sen. Peter Lucido (R) on September 9, 2020
To prohibit admitting an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus to a nursing home unless it can provide a designated area for coronavirus patients, with staff retraining to provide the appropriate level of care necessary.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on September 9, 2020
Reported in the Senate on September 23, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 8, 2020
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2020
To prohibit admitting an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus to a nursing home unless it can provide a designated area for coronavirus patients, with staff retraining to provide the appropriate level of care necessary, and with various exceptions. The bill would also order an evaluation of the COVID-19 "hospital overflow" facilities the state contracted for early in the epidemic, which were hardly used .
Received in the House on October 13, 2020
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 13, 2020
Reported in the House on October 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Crawford (R) on October 14, 2020
To authorize exceptions to the proposed nursing home restrictions if the state health department has not completed writing rules the bill directs by Nov. 15 2020.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Crawford (R) on October 14, 2020
To revise a detail of a proposed state agency reporting requirement.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Crawford (R) on October 14, 2020
To empower the state health department to make exceptions to the proposed restrictions and requirements on placing coronavirus cases in nursing homes under "rare and unique circumstances that must be taken to protect the health and safety of an individual".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2020
To prohibit admitting an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus to a nursing home unless it can provide a designated area for coronavirus patients, with staff retraining to provide the appropriate level of care necessary, and with various exceptions.
Received in the Senate on October 13, 2020

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