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SB 1094 - Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care - Michigan Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care

Title: Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care

Title: Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care

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Title: Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits nursing homes from admitting or retaining coronavirus positive individuals for care, among other provisions.

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  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an evaluation of the operation, efficacy, clinical outcomes, and performance of each COVID-19 regional hub that was implemented and operate during the state’s response to coronavirus in nursing homes and provide a detailed report on its evaluation to the house and senate standing committees on health policy, by November 1, 2020 (Sec. 5145).

  • Prohibits an individual from being admitted or retained for care in a nursing home if any of the following applies (Sec. 21717):

    • The individual requires special medical or surgical treatment, treatment for acute mental illness, developmental disability, communicable tuberculosis, or a communicable disease unless the home is able to provide an area and program for the care;

    • The individual has tested positive for coronavirus, is currently receiving treatment at a hospital, and has less than 72 hours remaining in the individual’s overall  isolation period as described in guidelines established by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and

    • Beginning November 1, 2020, the individual has tested positive for coronavirus unless either of the following applies:

      • The individual has since recovered from coronavirus; or

      • The nursing home elects to establish and subsequently demonstrates that it is able to provide a designated area within its facility for individuals who test positive for coronavirus and has a process for retaining and providing the appropriate level of care necessary for individuals who test positive.

  • Requires, by November 1, 2020, and every month thereafter, a report to the house and senate standing committees on health policy that includes, but is not limited to all of the following information for each nursing home (Sec. 5145):

    • The new number of COVID-19 positive cases among residents and staff;

    • The new number of COVID-19 positive cases among residents and staff that are symptomatic versus asymptomatic;

    • The new number of COVID-19 deaths among residents and staff; 

    • The new number of COVD-19 recoveries among residents and staff;

    • The new number of COVID-19 tests conducted on residents and staff; and

    • The new number of residents who were transferred out of the facility and into a hospital, care and recovery center, or another facility.

Title: Prohibits Nursing Homes from Admitting or Retaining Coronavirus Positive Individuals for Care

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