Improving Adult Care Home Regulation

nc-stampHB 657 – Improve Adult Care Home Regulation

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Justin Burr (R – Stanly), Rep. Josh Dobson (R – McDowell), Rep. Donna White (R – Johnston), Rep. John Sauls (R – Harnett)

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.

House:

This bill was introduced as a proposed committee substitute in the House Aging Committee. The proposed committee substitute was found favorable.

This bill was heard in the House Health Committee on April 25, 2017, and will now move to House floor.

This bill was heard in the House on April 26, 2017. It passed with a vote of 111-0, and will now move to the Senate.

Senate:

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on April 24, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 16, 2017.

This bill received a favorable in the House Health Committee on May 18,2017. Sen. Ralph Hise (R – Madison) presented the bill to the Committee.

This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on June 15, 2017.

This bill has been calendared to be heard on the Senate floor on June 19, 2o17.

This bill was withdrawn from the calendar, and has been placed on the calendar for June 22, 2017.

This bill passed second reading 46-0, and third reading in the Senate one June 22, 2017.

The bill will now be sent to the Governor Cooper.

This bill was signed by Governor Cooper on July 25, 2017.

 
 

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