HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1734

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 321-1.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]321‑1.8[]] [Inspections;] State-licensed care facilities; inspections; inventory; public [notice.] website. (a) Beginning with inspections occurring on January 1, 2015, the department of health shall post on its website electronic copies for all inspections it performs of the [following] state-licensed care facilities[:

(1) Adult day health centers;

(2) Adult day care centers;

(3) Community care foster family homes;

(4) Developmental disabilities domiciliary homes as defined in section 321‑15.9;

(5) Developmentally disabled adult foster homes;

(6) Long-term care facilities as defined in section 349‑21(f); and

(7) Special treatment facilities as defined in section 334‑1.] specified in subsection (c).

[(b)] Each report shall be posted on the department of health's website within five working days of the conclusion of each inspection and shall include the following information:

(1) The date of the inspection;

(2) A description of violations of relevant state laws or rules, if applicable;

(3) Plans of correction and the status of corrective actions in response to any violations, if applicable;

(4) A list and description of all corrective actions taken by the facility, if applicable, to be submitted by the facility and added to the report at a later time, as determined by the department; and

(5) Other information regarding the quality and conditions of the facility the department of health deems appropriate.

[(c)] Each report posted on the department of health's website that reports a violation committed by a state-licensed care facility as described in subsection [(a)] (c) shall be removed from the website after three years from the date the report was posted.

(b) Beginning           , in addition to the information required by subsection (a), the department of health shall post on its website, the following information related to the state-licensed care facilities specified in subsection (c):

(1) An inventory of facilities that shall include the name, location, and a current list of vacancies for each facility; and

(2) A rating of each facility according to a rating system developed by the department of health and including a description of any violations of state laws or rules relevant to the rating.

(c) The reporting requirements established by this section shall apply to:

(1) Adult day health centers;

(2) Adult day care centers;

(3) Community care foster family homes;

(4) Developmental disabilities domiciliary homes as defined in section 321‑15.9;

(5) Developmentally disabled adult foster homes;

(6) Long-term care facilities as defined in section 349‑21(f); and

(7) Special treatment facilities as defined in section 334‑1."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $         or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 to carry out the purposes of this Act.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of health for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that section 2 shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Department of Health; Website Information; Care Homes Inventory

 

Description:

Requires the Department of Health to post on its website an inventory and rating information of certain state-licensed care facilities. Appropriates funds.

 

 

 

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