Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.; SHHR to study current oversight/regulation. (HB234)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


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Secretary of Health and Human Resources; study of oversight and regulation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate living settings under a single state agency; report. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to study the current oversight and regulation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate living settings to improve efficiency and effectiveness of regulation and oversight, provide better transparency for members of the public navigating the process of receiving services from such facilities, and better protect the health and safety of the public and to report his findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations and the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions by October 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100893D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB234)
01/25/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read first time
02/01/2022Read second time
02/01/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2022Amendments by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB234E
02/01/2022Printed as engrossed 22100893D-E
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB234E)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
02/23/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2022Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB234ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB234ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0559)

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