PA 16-47—HB 5252

Human Services Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME BEDS FOR AIDS PATIENTS

SUMMARY: This act adds beds for AIDS patients to the types of beds exempt from the nursing home bed moratorium. By law, the moratorium generally prohibits the Department of Social Services from approving nursing home requests for a certificate of need (CON) to add new beds. (A CON is a formal request to expand capacity. ) Other types of beds exempt from the moratorium, under existing law, include (1) beds for patients requiring neurological rehabilitation, (2) beds associated with a continuing care facility that guarantees life care for its residents, and (3) certain relocated Medicaid-certified beds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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