Bill Status of HB4089 94th General Assembly
Short Description: NURSING HOME-USE OF RESTRAINT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amens the Nursing Home Care Act. In provisions concerning the use of restraints on nursing home residents, provides that a restraint may be used only under the supervision of a licensed health professional and only for a strictly defined period (instead of only for specific periods). Provides that in no case may a restraint be used for more than 2 hours. Requires continued assessment of a resident's condition to treat any ill effects resulting from the use of a restraint. Sets forth procedures to be used when applying a restraint. Requires that a nursing home adopt a clear, written instructional policy on the use of restraints and make the policy available to residents and their guardians or other authorized representatives. Requires a nursing home to keep records concerning the use of restraints.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 7/7/2005||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers|| 10/19/2005||House||First Reading|| 10/19/2005||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|