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HB 658 (BR 1816) - C. Rollins II

     AN ACT relating to nurse aide staffing requirements for long-term care facilities, and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS 216B to establish the Direct Care Staffing Incentive Program; require minimum nurse aide staff-to-resident ratios in long term care facilities as condition of eligibility for the program; provide that intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded and institutions for the treatment of mental illness are eligible to participate in the program; provide that personal care homes and family care homes are not eligible to participate in the program; require the Office of Inspector General in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to determine eligibility to receive incentives through the program; create a new section of KRS 194A to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish a program to provide scholarships and salary supplements to nurse aides and nursing staff employed by long-term care facilities deemed eligible to participate in the program; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations to establish parameters of the fund; prohibit use of fund for any purpose other than program costs; require report on use of funds; amend KRS 216.560 to delete the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund and create the Direct Care Staffing Incentive Program fund; require all civil penalties for which a final order of the cabinet has been issued to be immediately due and payable.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Feb 29-to Health & Welfare (H)


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