Bill Text: IA HF345 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to elderly persons with aggressive or psychiatric behaviors in long-term care facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-16 - Introduced, referred to Human Resources. H.J. 406. [HF345 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-HF345-Introduced.html

House File 345 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  MILLER, THEDE, HUNTER,
                                     HANSON, KACENA, STAED,
                                     GASKILL, KEARNS,
                                     BEARINGER, OURTH, M.
                                     SMITH, T. TAYLOR,
                                     STECKMAN, WOLFE,
                                     MASCHER, WINCKLER,
                                     LENSING, NIELSEN, R.
                                     SMITH, and
                                     BRECKENRIDGE

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to elderly persons with aggressive or
  2    psychiatric behaviors in long=term care facilities.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  FACILITY FOR ELDERLY PERSONS WITH AGGRESSIVE OR
  1  2 PSYCHIATRIC BEHAVIORS == COMMITTEE == REPORT.
  1  3    1.  The department of inspections and appeals, in
  1  4 conjunction with the department of human services, shall
  1  5 establish and facilitate a committee of stakeholders to examine
  1  6 options for designating a facility to provide care for elderly
  1  7 persons in this state who are sexually aggressive, combative,
  1  8 or have unmet geropsychiatric needs.
  1  9    2.  The membership of the committee shall include but is not
  1 10 limited to the following:
  1 11    a.  Representatives of the departments of corrections,
  1 12 inspections and appeals, human services, and public health, the
  1 13 department on aging, the state public defender, the office
  1 14 of ombudsman, the office of long=term care obudsman, the
  1 15 department of justice, and the judicial branch.
  1 16    b.  Consumers of services provided by long=term care
  1 17 facilities and family members of consumers.
  1 18    c.  Long=term care facility administrators or owners.
  1 19    d.  Direct care workers employed by long=term care
  1 20 facilities.
  1 21    e.  Representatives from Iowa legal aid.
  1 22    f.  Representatives from AARP Iowa.
  1 23    g.  Representatives from the Iowa civil liberties union.
  1 24    h.  Other stakeholders as the department of inspections and
  1 25 appeals and the department of human services deem appropriate.
  1 26    3.  The committee shall discuss whether a long=term care
  1 27 facility, as defined in section 142D.2, should have the
  1 28 ability to refuse admission to, or discharge, residents who are
  1 29 sexually aggressive, combative, or have unmet geropsychiatric
  1 30 needs.  The committee shall consider options for establishment
  1 31 of a facility to provide care for persons who are sexually
  1 32 aggressive, combative, or have unmet geropsychiatric needs.
  1 33 The committee shall identify the characteristics of residents
  1 34 for such a facility, options for creating a new facility to
  1 35 house such residents, options for the expansion of an existing
  2  1 facility to house such residents, options for using any
  2  2 alternative facilities for such residents, the workforce and
  2  3 training necessary for the workforce in such facility, the use
  2  4 of protective restraints at such facility, options to qualify a
  2  5 facility for Medicaid reimbursement, cost projections for any
  2  6 recommendations, any possible benefits of the implementation
  2  7 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
  2  8 and other information deemed relevant by the department of
  2  9 inspections and appeals.
  2 10    4.  The committee shall provide a report detailing its
  2 11 findings and recommendations to the governor and the general
  2 12 assembly by December 15, 2017.
  2 13                           EXPLANATION
  2 14 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  2 15 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  2 16    This bill relates to housing of elderly persons who
  2 17 are sexually aggressive or combative or who have unmet
  2 18 geropsychiatric needs.  The bill directs the department
  2 19 of human services to establish and facilitate a committee
  2 20 to address the placement or housing of such persons.  The
  2 21 committee must identify the residents to be served; the need
  2 22 for a facility, expanding an existing facility, or using any
  2 23 alternative facility for the purpose of housing the identified
  2 24 persons; the workforce and training needs for such a facility;
  2 25 the use of protective restraints at such facility; options
  2 26 to qualify a facility for Medicaid reimbursement; cost
  2 27 projections for the recommendations; any possible benefits
  2 28 of the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and
  2 29 Affordable Care Act; and other information deemed relevant by
  2 30 the department of inspections and appeals.
  2 31    The committee must provide a report of findings and
  2 32 recommendations to the governor and general assembly by
  2 33 December 15, 2017.
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