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Infection Prevention Grants To Nursing Facilities

Concerning the ability of a nursing facility to be awarded a grant from the nursing home penalty cash fund for projects related to infection prevention and control.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Current law directs the departments of public health and environment and health care policy and financing to consider allocating money in the nursing home penalty cash fund for grants to be approved for measures that will benefit residents of nursing facilities by fostering innovation and improving the quality of life and care at the facilities. The bill adds to the list of possible measures eligible for grant funding projects aimed at infection prevention and control.

Awards for infection prevention and control are limited to education support, workforce support, and physical enhancements for infection control.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Smallwood


Sen. P. Lundeen, Sen. B. Rankin


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details