Nursing homes; notice of liability insurance coverage. (SB65)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nursing homes; notice of liability insurance coverage.  Requires nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to inform patients and residents about liability insurance available to pay claims of the patient or resident and to report such information to the Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner of Social Services, as applicable. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101310D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2012Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB65)
02/09/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12104654D-S1
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104654D-S1
02/13/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB65S1
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB65S1)
02/15/2012Placed on Calendar
02/15/2012Read first time
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/21/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (6-Y 16-N)
02/21/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (5-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Frank minor writes:

This bill is an intruduction to frivilous lawsuits.Frivilious lawsuits only drive up operating cost or put business out of business.Assisted Living is an important service to provide.They are not Nursing Homes as almost all bills introduced in nursing homes are applied to the assisted living as well.Assisted living for the poor or auxiliary grant are on their way to be non existent.The current rate is $37.80per day is about 50% of the cost.All the general assembly has to do is simple close their eyes and continue to not support a decent increase and allow regulations to increase and assisted living for the poor will disapear.Their will not be anyone in the state willing to accept the poor unfortunate disabled individual in need.Some will be driven to a more expensive service,costing the state more money.Most state service are at the very least reimbersed their cost.Auxiliary grant does not cover cost.
Thanks for reading and allowing my input.This is a real situation and should be taken seriously.I care for all my fellows of mankind dearly,regardless of rich or poor.I hope the general assembly do the same.
Frankie Minor ,
President,Southwest Assisted Living Association
Administrator,Chestnut Grove Assisted Living,Lee County,Dryden Va.