Bill Status of HB5223 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: ASSISTED LIVING-ISOLATION
Rep. Suzanne Ness
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall require each assisted living or shared housing establishment in the State, as a condition of establishment licensure, to adopt and implement written policies, provide for the availability of technology to establishment residents, and ensure that appropriate staff and other capabilities are in place to prevent the social isolation of establishment residents. Contains specified requirements for the social isolation prevention policies. Provides that the social isolation prevention policies shall not be interpreted as a substitute for in person visitation, but shall be wholly in addition to the existing in person visitation policies. Provides that an assisted living or shared housing establishment may apply to the Department for civil monetary penalty fund grants, and may request other available federal and State funds. Provides that whenever the Department conducts an inspection of an assisted living or shared housing establishment, the Department shall determine whether the establishment is in compliance with the provisions and the policies, protocols, and procedures adopted pursuant to the provisions. Provides that an establishment that fails to comply with the provisions or properly implement the policies, protocols, and procedures required shall be liable to pay an administrative penalty as a Type 3 violation on and after January 1, 2023. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.