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SB21-128

Modification To Administration Of The Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund

Concerning modifications to the administration of the nursing home penalty cash fund, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill makes the following changes to the administration of the nursing home penalty cash fund (fund) and the nursing home innovations grant board (board):

  • Transitions final authority over the administration of the fund from the Colorado department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) to the Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE);
  • Transitions rule making authority over the fund from HCPF to the executive director of CDPHE; state board of health;
  • Transitions the authority to create a minimum reserve amount for the fund from the medical services board to the state board of health;
  • Transitions authority over the board from HCPF to CDPHE effective July 1, 2021;
  • Transitions all appropriations, contracts, and property related to the fund from HCPF to CDPHE effective July 1, 2021;
  • Makes a continuous appropriation to HCPF and CDPHE for the purposes of emergency funding needs;
  • Removes the $10,000 spending limitation to administer the fund and the board;
  • Limits the percentage of the amount of the grant appropriation that can be used for administration of the fund to 5%;
  • Removes the provision allowing members of the board to be reimbursed for expenses;
  • Removes the provision restricting any governmental entity from applying for a grant from the fund;
  • Adds a requirement that HCPF and CDPHE develop an annual budget to administer the fund and support the board;
  • Adds a requirement that HCPF and CDPHE collaborate annually on any emergency funding needs and specifies that HCPF and CDPHE will administer such funding;
  • Adds projects that compliment statewide quality and safety goals as a consideration in making a distribution from the fund; and
  • Lengthens the period for CDPHE to provide notice of a violation to a nursing facility from 5 days to 10 days after inspection.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. C. Kolker
Rep. S. Lontine

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Sen. J. Ginal