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ACT NO. 131

(H.579)

Nursing Homes; Public Information

This act requires the licensing division of the Agency of Human Services to release to the public any information filed in regard to the licensing process except information relating to unsubstantiated complaints and the identity of residents or complainants. The licensing division in cooperation with the nursing home industry and the office of long-term care ombudsman shall develop guidelines for release of this information. The act further requires nursing homes to file any information requested by the division, except specific wage and salary information about employees, other than the salary of the administrator, shall not be disclosed.

Effective Date: July 1, 1998