Bill Status of SB0221 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: HOME HEALTH-HOME SERVICES
Sen. Bill Cunningham
| 4/15/2021||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2021|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act. Provides that "home services" includes assistance with: bathing without client self-direction, including areas of the body other than those areas with special skin care needs; applying topical prescription lotions to rashes, skin tears, stage 1 or 2 decubiti, and first and second degree burns; applying compression stockings; assisting with normal feeding, including pre-measured, thickened liquids; applying shampoo in hair care treatment requiring a prescription; permitting nail filing of clients with conditions that might involve peripheral circulatory conditions; assisting with personal, mechanical, or electronic transfers of clients when the client can assist with transfer; assisting with ambulation of clients using adaptative equipment for ambulation; assisting with changing oxygen tanks, adjusting oxygen flow, and turning oxygen tanks on and off; and repositioning clients every 2 hours or as instructed by the plan of care.