HB781 - ALZHEIMER'S CARE DISCLOSURE - Stokan, Lana
HB781 ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE DISCLOSURE ACT.
Sponsor: Stokan, Lana (76) Effective Date: 00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number: 1859-01
Last Action: 06/28/96 - Delivered to Secretary of State
Approved CCS HCS HB 781
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

TRULY AGREED

CCS HCS HB 781 -- ALZHEIMER'S CARE DISCLOSURE; NURSING HOME
VIOLATIONS

This bill requires any facility offering special services for
persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia to disclose the
distinguishing care or treatment.  Disclosure is made to the
department which licenses the facility, agency, or center.  At
the time a patient is admitted, a copy of the disclosure is also
to be given to the patient and the patient's next of kin,
designee, or guardian.  The licensing department will review the
disclosure for accuracy as part of the regular license renewal
procedure.  The Department of Social Services and the Department
of Health are to develop a single disclosure form to be
completed by the facility, agency, or center providing the
special care.  The type of information disclosed includes an
explanation of how the care given differs from the care provided
by the rest of the facility in the following areas:  the mission
of the unit or program, the assessment process, plan of care and
its implementation, staff training, physical environment,
resident activities, family involvement, costs, and safety and
security measures.

In addition, any facility providing an Alzheimer's special care
unit or program is required to provide an informational document
approved by the Division of Aging.  The document is to include
updated information on selecting a special care unit or program,
and is to be given to anyone seeking information about or
placement in an Alzheimer's special care unit or program.
Distribution of this document must be verified by the licensing
department as part of the license renewal procedure.

This bill also authorizes the Department of Social Services to
bring an action in circuit court to recover a civil penalty
against licensed operators of nursing and medical treatment
facilities which commit safety or treatment violations
prohibited by law.  Any penalties collected will be deposited in
the Division of Aging's Elderly Home Delivered Meals Trust
Fund.  In addition to these civil penalties, any facility cited
with a violation of a class I standard in which the violation
results in serious physical injury or sexual abuse is liable for
a civil penalty of $100 multiplied by the number of licensed
beds in the facility, up to a maximum of $10,000.


PERFECTED

HCS HB 781 -- ALZHEIMER'S CARE DISCLOSURE (Stokan)

This substitute requires any facility offering special services
for persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia to disclose the
distinguishing care or treatment.  Disclosure is made to the
department which licenses the facility, agency, or center.  The
licensing department will review the disclosure for accuracy as
part of the regular license renewal procedure.  The Department
of Social Services and the Department of Health are to develop a
single disclosure form to be completed by the facility, agency,
or center providing the special care.  The type of information
disclosed includes the mission of the unit or program, the
assessment process, plan of care and its implementation, staff
training, physical environment, resident activities, family
involvement, and costs.

In addition, any facility providing an Alzheimer's special care
unit or program is required to provide an informational document
approved by the Division of Aging.  The document is to include
updated information on selecting a special care unit or program,
and is to be given to anyone seeking information about or
placement in an Alzheimer's special care unit or program.
Distribution of this document must be verified by the licensing
department as part of the license renewal procedure.

FISCAL NOTE:  Estimated Net Increase on General Revenue Fund of
$0 in FY 97, $20,622 in FY 98, and $19,260 in FY 99.


COMMITTEE

HCS HB 781 -- ALZHEIMER'S CARE DISCLOSURE

SPONSOR:  Boucher (Stokan)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Social
Services, Medicaid and the Elderly by a vote of 13 to 0.

This substitute requires any facility offering special services
for persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia to disclose the
distinguishing care or treatment.  Disclosure is made to the
department which licenses the facility, agency, or center.  The
licensing department will review the disclosure for accuracy as
part of the regular license renewal procedure.  The Department
of Social Services and the Department of Health are to develop a
single disclosure form to be completed by the facility, agency,
or center providing the special care.  The type of information
disclosed includes the mission of the unit or program, the
assessment process, plan of care and its implementation, staff
training, physical environment, resident activities, family
involvement, and costs.

In addition, any facility providing an Alzheimer's special care
unit or program is required to provide an informational document
approved by the Division of Aging.  The document is to include
updated information on selecting a special care unit or program,
and is to be given to anyone seeking information about or
placement in an Alzheimer's special care unit or program.
Distribution of this document must be verified by the licensing
department as part of the license renewal procedure.

FISCAL NOTE:  Not available at the time of printing.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this proposed legislation is
very important for Missouri seniors and their families because
it requires truth in advertising.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Stokan; Tish Thomas,
University of Missouri-Columbia; Silver Haired Legislature;
Missouri Alliance for Home Care; Missouri Residential Care
Association; and Division of Aging.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Debra Cheshier, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 781 --  Alzheimer's Care Disclosure

Sponsor:  Stokan

This bill requires any facility that offers special services for
persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia to disclose the
distinguishing care or treatment. Disclosure is made to the
Department of Social Services and to any person that seeks
placement in an Alzheimer's special care program.  The
department will review the disclosures as part of the license
renewal procedure and verify the information for accuracy. The
type of information disclosed includes the mission of the unit
or care facility, the assessment process, plan of care,
implementation, staff training, physical environment, resident
activities, family involvement, and costs.


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