Session: 102nd General Assembly
Year: 2022
Bill #: HB5048
Category: Public Health, Hospital Facilities and Nursing Homes
Position: Under Review
Revenue Loss?
Authority Preemption?

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Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that facilities licensed under the Act must offer to provide POLST-appropriate residents or their representatives an opportunity to execute the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form within specified time periods. Defines "POLST-appropriate resident". Requires that the offer to provide the form shall be made by a facility staff member or community partner who is able to discuss and prepare the form in accordance with institutional policy or by a qualified health care practitioner. Provides that the execution of a Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form shall not be a requirement for admission to any facility or a precondition to the provision of services by any provider of health care services.

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