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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.219

Introduced by   Senator McCormack of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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