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Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 330 - Watts - Nursing homes & certified nursing facilities; minimum staffing standards, administrative sanctions. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions11/22/22
notes: Requires nursing homes to meet a baseline staffing level based on resident acuity in alignment with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services staffing level recommendations. The bill requires nursing homes to collect and submit to the Department of Health certain data related to staffing. The bill gives the Commissioner of Health the power to impose administrative sanctions on nursing homes and directs the Board of Health to promulgate regulations related to the criteria and procedures for imposition of administrative sanctions or initiation of court proceedings for violations of the bill. The bill provides that nursing homes shall only be subject to administrative sanctions upon initial funding for the state share of the cost to implement the provisions of the bill. The bill establishes the Long-Term Care Services Fund for the purpose of making grants to assist in the provision of activities that protect or improve the quality of care or quality of life for residents, patients, and consumers of long-term care services.
HB 591 - VanValkenburg - State agency prescription drug purchasing, etc.; Sec. of HHR to develop plan to consolidate. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations11/22/22
notes: Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop a plan to consolidate state agency prescription drug purchasing and reimbursement programs to increase efficiency in prescription drug purchasing and reduce spending on prescription drugs. The bill directs the Secretary to provide to the Governor and General Assembly an interim report on the development of the plan to consolidate state agency prescription drug purchasing and reimbursement programs by November 1, 2022, and a final report on the plan by November 1, 2023.
HB 595 - Krizek - Disability Rights Advocacy, Special Assistant to the Governor for; position created, report. (H) Committee on General Laws(H) Left in General Laws11/22/22
notes: Creates the position of Special Assistant to the Governor for Disability Rights Advocacy (the Special Assistant) for the purpose of representing Virginians with disabilities in a comprehensive and authoritative manner by ensuring that all state agencies provide adequate services, resources, and accommodations to such persons. The bill directs the Special Assistant to submit an annual report to the Governor on or before December 1, through the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, that (i) outlines the key issues and problems discovered within state agencies that impact people with disabilities; (ii) identifies the details of any plan of action implemented by the Special Assistant to address and remediate such issues and problems; (iii) provides legislative recommendations that would improve processes and procedures across all state agencies with regard to the provision of services, resources, and accommodations to people with disabilities; and (iv) details such other matters as required by the Governor.