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AL Training Requirements (SB 1244) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


COLORADO

Surety Bond (HB19-1043) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Initiated and supported by LeadingAge Colorado, that allows life plan communities (LPCs) to use surety bonds as part of their operating reserves, freeing up cash funds for capital improvements or other purposes.

Advance Medical Directives (SB19-073) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Allows for a statewide electronic system of advance directives

AL Referral Disclosures (HB19-1268) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Requires referral entities to disclose to potential residents any business relationship with the assisted living residence (ALR) and that the assisted living residence pays for the referral.

Mental Health Facility Pilot Program (HB19-1160) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Creates a new three-year mental health facility pilot program to provide residential care, treatment, and services to persons with both a mental health diagnosis and a physical health diagnosis. Assisted living communities can apply to be part of the pilot.

Clean Indoor Air Act (HB19-1076) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Adds e-cigarettes and similar devices to the scope of Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act and removes exemptions where smoking is permitted, including designated smoking areas in assisted living residences.


CONNECTICUT

An Act Concerning Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Training and Best Practices (SB 827) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


FLORIDA

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Contracts (HB 1033) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


IDAHO

Alternative to Regulatory Inspections of Residential Care and AL Communities (S 1096) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


ILLINOIS

Amendment to Health Care Worker Background Check Act (SB 1965) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


MINNESOTA

AL License; Consumer Protections (HF 90) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


MONTANA

AL Criminal Background Checks (HB 566) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 


NEBRASKA

Database of Grievance Procedures from AL Communities (LB 571) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 


NORTH CAROLINA

Senate Bill 302 was signed into law by the Governor on July 26, 2019.

House Bill 70 was signed into law by the Governor on June 6, 2019.


NORTH DAKOTA

Electronic Monitoring of Long Term Care Resident Rooms (SB 2113) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


OHIO

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementias Task Force (SB 24) – PASSED SENATE AND HOUSE AGING & LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE


TENNESSEE

Creates the State Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Advisory Council (PUBLIC CHAPTER 364)

This eleven-member council was given four tasks:

  1. To research the current status of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Tennessee
  2. To assess available industries, services, and resources to serve persons, families and caregivers impacted by these diseases
  3. To develop a strategy to mobilize a response to needs identified
  4. To prepare a report to Governor Lee by Jan. 15, 2020.

The council must meet at least twice between now and the end of the year. The council will include two legislators, a representative from the Tennessee Health Care Association and one from LeadingAge, a licensed medical professional, a representative from the TennCare Bureau, the Commissioner of Health, an appointee by Governor Lee, a caregiver, a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association, and a member of the public.

Creation of Elder Abuse Task Force (PUBLIC CHAPTER 135)


TEXAS

Services Provided by AL Communities (HB 3329– SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Expedited On-Site Health Inspection Process for AL Community License Applicant (HB 823) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Long-Term Care Community Survey and Informal Dispute Resolution Council (SB 1519) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Prevention of Communicable Diseases in Certain Long-Term Care Communities  (HB 1848) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


VIRGINIA

Special Care Unit Staffing (SB1410 / HB2521) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Emergency Operations (SB 1077 / HB 1815) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


WASHINGTON

Concerning Long-Term Services and Supports (HB 1087) – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

 

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