Mississippi - 2017 Legislation

HB 174

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House Bill 174 requires nursing homes to carry and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance.

Status

Referred to Health and Human Services. Died in Committee January 31, 2017.

AmSA Position

Support. We support legislation that will keep our senior citizens safe from harm.

HB 318

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House Bill 318 is the Save the Rural Hospital Act. Establishes the Mississippi rural hospital transition and improvement grant program under the direction and administration of the State Department of Health for the purpose of making grants to rural hospitals.

Status

Referred to Health and Human Services; Appropriations. Received Favorable report, Passed the House 113-8 on February 2, 2017. Referred to the Senate Appropriations, Public Health and Welfare Committee on February 20, 2017. Died in committee February 28, 2017.

AmSA Position

Under review by AmSA legislative study committee.

We support legislation that will improve care for our seniors.

HB 492

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Long-Term Care Facilities Ombudsman Act; revise provisions of to conform to new federal regulations.

Status

Referred to House Public Health and Human Services 1/13, Passed House 121-1 on 2/2. Referred to Public Health and Welfare, Appropriations 2/20, Passed Senate 52-0 on 3/7, Signed by Governor 3/15

AmSA Position

Support. We support the changes and revisions to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Facilities Act to conform with the Federal Regulations of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

HB 593

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HB 593 requires person making elder abuse report to DHS to include their name and contact information.

Status

Referred to Health and Human Services.

AmSA Position

Support. We support measures that help keep our senior citizens safe from abuse.

HB 594

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HB 594 Requires person making elder abuse report to DHS to include their name and contact information.

Status

Referred to Public Health and Human Services. Died in Committee January 31, 2017.

AmSA Position

Support. We support measures that help keep our senior citizens safe from abuse.

SB 2215

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SB2215 provides nurse specialist and physician assistant to provide home healthy services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Status

Referred to Public Health and Welfare. Died in Committee January 31, 2017.

AmSA Position

No position at this time. AmSA supports measures that will help our seniors

SB 2287

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SB2287 defines adult day care service facilities for licensing purposes.

Status

Referred to Public Health and Welfare; Appropriations. Died in Committee January 31, 2017.

AmSA Position

Support. We support measures that help keep our elder population safe.

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