OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5322

AN ACT CONCERNING PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTION MATTRESSES AND PATIENT CARE IN NURSING HOME FACILITIES.

SUMMARY:

Starting January 1, 2013, this bill requires a nursing home, when replacing a mattress, to use a pressure-redistribution mattress designed to help prevent pressure ulcers. It requires the home to make this replacement for all beds by October 1, 2015. The bill applies to licensed chronic and convalescent nursing homes (CCNH), CCNH-associated chronic disease hospitals, and rest homes with nursing supervision.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

16

Nay

9

(03/09/2012)