|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Senator McCormack of Windsor District
Subject: Health; human services; nursing homes; inspections
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to require inspections of nursing homes to be unannounced.
AN ACT RELATING TO UNANNOUNCED INSPECTIONS OF NURSING HOMES
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 33 V.S.A. § 7108 is amended to read:
§ 7108. INSPECTION; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
(a) The licensing agency shall inspect a facility prior to issuing a license under this chapter.
(b) The licensing agency may inspect a facility any time an inspection is authorized under this chapter and any other time it considers an inspection necessary to determine if a facility is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Authorized inspectors shall not announce or otherwise provide notice in
advance of an inspection, and shall
at all times
without notice have access to all such facilities.
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