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2011 Senate Bill 5708: Creating flexibility in the delivery of long-term care services
Introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on February 8, 2011 To achieve cost efficiencies in the delivery of long-term care services through the use of care coaches, technology-supported health and wellness programs, and by allowing greater flexibility for the specialization and use of nursing facility beds, costly hospitalizations and rehospitalizations, such as not requiring licensure for boarding homes that provide certaincare services.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on February 8, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 21, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on March 2, 2011 Corrects section 6 and 7 of the underlying bill clarifying the use of transitional care management services.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 2, 2011
Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate on March 2, 2011 To achieve cost efficiencies in the delivery of long-term care services through the use of care coaches, technology-supported health and wellness programs, and by allowing greater flexibility for the specialization and use of nursing facility beds, costly hospitalizations and rehospitalizations, such as not requiring licensure for boarding homes that provide certaincare services.
Received in the House on March 4, 2011
Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on March 4, 2011
Amendment offered in the House on March 16, 2011 Limits the authority to prefill insulin syringes for nonresidents in boarding homes to licensed nurses and allows non-nurses to hand prefilled insulin syringes to nonresidents. If any part of the bill conflicts with federal requirements for receiving federal funds, than those portions of the bill are inoperative, but the rest of the bill will continue intact.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 16, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 21, 2011
Passed 96 to 0 in the House on April 11, 2011 To expand services that may be provided to nonresident individuals in boarding homes, including falls risk assessment services, nutrition management, dental services, and wellness programs.
Received in the Senate on April 21, 2011
Passed 47 to 0 in the Senate on April 21, 2011 Senate concurred with the House amendments.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 16, 2011

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