124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 52

S.P. 379 - L.D. 1015

Resolve, To Study Aging and Outdated Long-term Care Facilities

Sec. 1. Study. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall use existing resources available for long-term care purposes to perform a study of aging and outdated long-term care facilities. The study must evaluate the adequacy of existing nursing facilities and residential care facilities, safety risks, recent changes in facility and program design, the ability of current facilities to serve residents with special needs and the financial and regulatory barriers associated with developing modern long-term care facilities. In performing the study the department shall involve a broad range of stakeholders and shall engage the services of consultants and experts as appropriate. The department shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services by January 15, 2010, including in the report recommendations for legislative action. The committee may submit legislation regarding aging and outdated long-term care facilities to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

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