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HOUSE BILL NO. 626
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H0626.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - Amends existing law to establish the maximum
staffing level requirements of an assisted living facility.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 626
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES; AMENDING SECTION 39-3513, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM STAFFING LEVEL REQUIREMENTS OF A FACILITY.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 39-3513, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 39-3513. ADMISSION AGREEMENTS. Upon admission to a licensed residential
8 or assisted living facility for the elderly, the facility and the resident
9 shall enter into an admission agreement. The agreement shall be in writing and
10 shall be signed by both parties. The board shall promulgate rules governing
11 admission agreements which may be integrated with the negotiated service
13 Existing admission agreements (based upon individual needs assessments)
14 establish the maximum staffing levels required of the facility and no addi-
15 tional staffing requirement shall be enforced against a facility.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this bill is for Medicaid to accept staffing
ratios during the survey process of assisted living facilities as
has been deemed necessary to meet the needs and contractual
obligation as determined in the Uniform Assessment Instrument
required for every individual in assisted living facilities.
Presently, staffing levels are determined in the initial and
annual need assessments of residents. However, the Bureau of
Facility Standards Surveys may survey facilities and demand
staffing above that determined in the Uniform Assessment
Instrument, creating an unfunded mandate.
This bill will have no adverse impact on the general fund.
Name: Michelle Glasgow, Idaho Assisted Living Association
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 626