SCS SB 530 -- ALZHEIMER'S DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
SPONSOR: Gibbons (Dempsey)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Health
Care Policy by a vote of 6 to 0.
This substitute specifies that the provisions allowing a separate
licensure category for health care facilities approved by the
Department of Health and Senior Services for the Alzheimer's
Demonstration Project will expire August 28, 2007. Demonstration
projects authorized before August 28, 2007, will continue to be
exempt from the certificate of need process.
Demonstration projects which are neither constructed nor
admitting residents as of August 28, 2007, are not exempt from
the certificate of need process and must declare, in writing,
their intent to begin construction and start providing
dementia-related care for Alzheimer's residents before August 28,
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2008, FY 2009, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that it is time to move on with the
project. The 30-bed units want to expand, but because of the
demonstration project they can't. A separate licensure category
is not needed for Alzheimer's units, and the department is ready
for the project to expire.
Testifying for the bill were Senator Gibbons; and Department of
Health and Senior Services.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
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