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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4248

   
 

*HB0505104248HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5051

File No. 291

Cal. No. 171

"AN ACT IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY OF NURSING HOME OPERATIONS. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study the degree of financial transparency that should be required of skilled nursing facilities that receive state Medicaid funding.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, including a representative of the for-profit nursing home industry;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, including a representative of the not-for-profit nursing home industry;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a representative of nursing home residents;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(7) The Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee; and

(8) One person appointed by the Governor.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2015, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2015, whichever is later. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

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