VA HB2156 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-05 - Left in Appropriations
Pending: House Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Nursing home staffing and care standards; study. Requires regulations establishing the staffing and care standards in nursing homes to require a minimum number of hours of direct care services to each resident per 24-hour period, which minimum increases in specified phases from 3.5 hours to 4.1 hours. The bill also directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study issues related to establishment of a minimum number of hours of direct care services for nursing homes as part of its study of the nursing facility workforce authorized by the Commission on December 15, 2020, and to report its findings by December 1, 2021. The regulatory provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022.

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Nursing home staffing and care standards; regulations, report.


Roll Calls

2021-01-27 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N) (Y: 4 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-01-21 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-02-05HouseLeft in Appropriations
2021-01-27HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
2021-01-22HouseAssigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
2021-01-21HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2021-01-21HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
2021-01-12HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2021-01-12HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102700D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
321127(n/a)See Bill Text

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