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Sponsors: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
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Introduced in the House on February 27, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on March 5, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs
Summary: Nursing homes
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/27/2008 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-17 3/4/2008 House Read second time HJ-65 3/5/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-12 3/5/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9 3/5/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-9
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 27, 2008
Introduced by Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
S. Printed 2/27/08--H.
Read the first time February 27, 2008.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR LICENSING NURSING HOMES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 3134, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes, designated as Regulation Document Number 3134, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
South Carolina Code Section 1-23-120 directs that staff of State agencies review their regulations every five years and update them if necessary. R.61-17, Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes, was last revised February 28, 1992. Since that time there has been added emphasis regarding emergency preparedness, there have been changes in applicable laws, e.g., minimum resident-staff ratios for nursing homes, criminal record checks of direct care staff, Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act, Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities, and changes in national building standards, i.e., International Building Code, and there have been certain guidelines, directives, interpretations, and changes in Division policy that have led to the necessity to revise this regulation in order to make it more up-to-date.
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