Post-Acute Care

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 47 (HB 806) - Health Facilities - Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Programs - Essential Caregivers Requiring each nursing home and assisted living program to establish certain policies and procedures authorizing indoor visitation from an essential caregiver and relating to the designation and use of an essential caregiver; authorizing nursing homes and assisted living programs to consult with a certain local health officer when establishing certain policies and procedures; requiring an essential caregiver to inform the staff of the nursing home or assisted living program if the essential caregiver develops certain symptoms; etc. SB 47

HB 806

Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m. (1/11)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/5)
SB 795 - Oversight Committee on Quality Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities - Membership and Cochairs Altering the membership of the Oversight Committee on Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities; requiring that the Oversight Committee be chaired by two cochairs elected from among its members, rather than by the Secretary of Aging; requiring that at least 80% of the Oversight Committee positions be filled before a cochair is elected; and specifying that the term of a cochair is one year and a cochair may not serve more than 2 terms. SB 795

Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)
HB 983 - Nursing Homes - COVID-19 and Other Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Visitation (The Gloria Daytz Lewis Act) Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop certain guidelines relating to the restrictions on personal and compassionate care visitation that a nursing home may impose to reduce the spread of COVID-19 or another disease that constitutes a catastrophic health emergency; declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly that during a catastrophic health emergency visitation in nursing homes be prioritized to balance the physical needs of the residents with the mental and spiritual needs of the residents; etc. HB 983

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 789 (5/30)