Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/02/1997 03:22 PM RLS

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  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  brought  CSHB 152(HES)  (RELATING TO HOSPICE CARE)           
 before the committee.                                                         
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved the following amendment to CSHB 152(HES):           
                                                                               
 Amendment No. 1                                                             
                                                                               
 Page 7, following line 5:  Insert a new subsection to read:                   
   "(n)  A hospice program may not use a direct service                        
 provider whose name is listed on an abuse registry maintained by              
 the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, division of              
 occupational licensing.  A hospice program shall contact the                  
 division for a determination of whether a prospective direct                  
 service provider's names is on an abuse registry maintained by the            
 division and may not allow the person to provide hospice services             
 until the division has responded to the inquiry.  The Department of           
 Commerce and Economic Development may adopt regulations to                    
 implement this subsection."                                                   
                                                                               
  BEN BROWN , staff to Senator Tim Kelly, explained the amendment adds         
 a requirement that certified or professional hospice programs have            
 to consult with the Division of Occupational Licensing to ensure              
 that potential staff do not appear in name on the abuse registry              
 maintained by that division.   He said the requirement has a zero             
 fiscal impact.                                                                
                                                                               
 Hearing no objection to the adoption of the amendment,  CHAIRMAN              
 LEMAN  stated Amendment No. 1 was adopted and would be incorporated           
 into a Rules SCS.                                                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved SCS CSHB 152(RLS) be approved for                   
 calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection,            
 it was so ordered.                                                            

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