Nursing facility restrictions.

Authors: Representative Timothy Brown

Co-authors: Representative Charlie Brown, Representative Edward Clere

Digest

Prohibits the state department of health from approving: (1) the licensure of comprehensive care health facilities; (2) new or converted comprehensive care beds; or (3) the certification of new or converted comprehensive care beds for participation in the state Medicaid program; through June 30, 2018. Makes exceptions for certain facilities that are: (1) under development; (2) small house health facilities; (3) replacement facilities; (4) continuing care retirement communities; and (5) facilities located in counties whose comprehensive care bed occupancy rate exceeds 90%. Limits small house facilities to 100 new licensed or Medicaid certified comprehensive care beds per year.