US HB828 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Introduced on February 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Provides statutory authority for certain infection control and emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare skilled nursing facilities and Medicaid nursing facilities, and expands certain requirements to apply to other infectious disease outbreaks beyond COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the bill provides statutory authority for regulations that require, and set standards for, infection control programs and emergency preparedness programs in such facilities. The bill requires facilities to report information concerning any infectious disease outbreak that results in a state or national emergency in accordance with the standards for COVID-19 reporting. It also prohibits the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from reducing the frequency of compliance surveys or waiving direct care staffing reports during such outbreaks. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on deficiencies relating to COVID-19 infection control and direct care staffing requirements for skilled nursing facilities.

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Title

PREPARE LTC Act Promoting Restoration of Emergency Preparedness and Advancing Response to Epidemics in Long-Term Care Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB230 (Related) 2021-02-04 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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