Nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency
Purpose of legislation
Nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices to require that, during a public health emergency related to COVID-19, each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Board of Health. The bill contains an emergency clause and requires the Department of Health to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment.
|Legislation mandating a change
|Chap 10 (2020) Chap 11 (2020)
|VAC chapters to be amended
|Associated Regulatory Actions