Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge of a resident. (HB690)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge of a resident. Provides that an assisted living facility shall not involuntary discharge a patient except (i) in cases in which the resident's condition presents an immediate and serious risk to the health, safety, or welfare of the resident or others and emergency discharge is necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the resident or others; (ii) for nonpayment of contracted charges; or (iii) for failure of the resident to substantially comply with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement between the resident and the assisted living facility. The bill requires an assisted living facility to take steps to prevent the involuntary discharge, requires an assisted living facility to provide at least 30 days' notice of the involuntary discharge, and requires the assisted living facility to provide a discharge plan for the resident prior to involuntary discharge. The bill also requires the Department of Social Services to establish a process by which a resident or the resident's representative may appeal the decision of the assisted living facility to involuntarily discharge a resident to the Department and requires the Department to conduct a review to determine whether the assisted living facility has complied with the requirements of the bill. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103628D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB690)
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2

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