Bill Text: DE HB431 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Long-term Care Facilities.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-3)

Status: (Passed) 2018-07-23 - Signed by Governor [HB431 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2017-HB431-Engrossed.html

SPONSOR:

Rep. Matthews & Sen. Henry

Reps. Baumbach, Bolden, Brady, Briggs King, Heffernan, Keeley, Kowalko, Miro, Mitchell, Osienski; Sens. Cloutier, Hansen, Townsend, Walsh

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

149th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 431

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1144 Influenza Immunizations.

(a) Nursing and assisted living facilities shall annually offer, beginning no later than October 1st through March 1st of the following year, onsite vaccinations for influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients at no cost and contingent upon availability of the vaccine.

(b) The facility shall keep on record a signed statement from each employee stating that the employee has been offered vaccination against influenza and has either accepted or declined such vaccination.

(c) Employment will not be contingent on influenza immunization.

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