Nursing homes; truth in advertising for inspections, surveys, and investigations. (SB1217)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)

Progress

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

Description

Nursing homes; truth in advertising for inspections, surveys, and investigations. Requires that if inspection, survey, or investigation data is used in an advertisement regarding nursing homes, the advertisement also include the following information: (i) the date on which the survey, inspection, or investigation was conducted; (ii) a statement that the facility is required to submit a plan of correction in response to any and all statements of deficiencies; (iii) if a finding or deficiency cited in a statement of deficiencies has been corrected, a statement that the finding or deficiency has been corrected and the date on which the finding or deficiency was corrected; and (iv) a statement that the advertisement publication is not authorized or endorsed by the Virginia Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the Inspector General, or any other governmental agency. The bill provides that failure to include this required information constitutes a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The bill also requires that such information be in the same font, color, and size as the other text in the advertisement. Amends § 32.1-126, § 59.1-198, § 59.1-200, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/04/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102432D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health committee on 01/17/2019. It meets on Thursday, 8:30 A.M.—Senate Room B.

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