Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Provides that a Veterans Home shall notify the residents of the Veterans Home, the families of residents at the Veterans Home, employees of the Veterans Home, and individuals working on contract at the Veterans Home within 24 hours of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Veterans Home. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that a Veterans Home shall notify the residents' health care providers, the authorized agents under the residents' health care powers of attorney, and visitors to the Veterans Home in the event of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Veterans Home. Provides that notification shall occur within 24 hours of a laboratory test confirmation of an outbreak. Defines "outbreak".