Bill Status of HB5051 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: NURSE PRACTICE-MEDICATION AIDE
Rep. Terra Costa Howard and Amy Elik
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Provides that the Nurse Practice Act is not repealed on January 1, 2023. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Changes the name of the pilot program to the Medication Aide Program and makes the Program permanent. Removes provisions that provide that: no more than 10 skilled nursing homes shall be authorized to employ licensed medication aides; and to be approved as a qualified facility, the facility must have an overall 5-star quality rating of 3, 4, or 5 from the most recent data available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' website. Changes references to the Department of Public Health to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall submit a report regarding patient safety, efficiency, and errors to the General Assembly no later than one year (instead of 6 months) after the implementation of the amendatory Act. Restricts licenses from being renewed or restored. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.