PA 16-209—sSB 266

Aging Committee

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME RESIDENT ADMISSION AGREEMENTS

SUMMARY: This act requires a nursing home to include notice of the following in any resident admission agreement:

1. duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of anyone who signs the agreement (i. e. , a “responsible party”) and

2. circumstances in which (a) a responsible party will be held legally liable and (b) his or her personal assets may be pursued for payment to the nursing home.

Under the act, the notice must be in 14-point font, bold type and initialed by the responsible party. If a nursing home fails to include the notice and obtain a responsible party's initials, the resident admission agreement is unenforceable against the responsible party.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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