This bill would modify the laws prohibiting issuing adult care home licenses due to prior violations. This bill would exempt adult care homes from Certificate of Need review. The bill would establish a process for adult care homes to request informal dispute resolution of certain adverse inspection findings by county Departments of Social Services prior to penalties or issuance of a star rating certificate based on adverse findings. The bill would eliminate the 12-24 month penalty on adult care home star ratings. The bill would also amend the minimum training requirements for personal care aides. The bill also directs the NC Department of Health and Human Services to study the effectiveness of the NC Star-Rated Certificate Program for adult care homes.
This bill has been referred to the House Aging Committee. If it is found favorable there, it will move to the House Health Committee and then to the House Judiciary I Committee.