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Senate Bill 236 History
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Senate Bill No. 236
(By Senators Prezioso, Hunter, Sharpe, Unger, Boley and Foster)
[Passed April 9, 2005; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5R-6, all
relating to the Alzheimer's Special Care Standards Act;
establishing training requirements for employees, staff and
in certain health facilities on the subject of
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5R-6, to read as
ARTICLE 5R. THE ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE STANDARDS ACT.
§16-5R-6. Alzheimer's and dementia care training; rules.
(a)For the purposes of this section, "resident" menas an
individual receiving care or services in an adult day care
facility, nursing home, assisted living facility or residential
(b) The Secretary shall propose rules for legislative approval
in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-
nine-s of this code, setting minimum standards for Alzheimer's and
dementia care training of all staff, employees and contractors that
come in regular and direct contact with residents.
(c) The standards established in this section shall apply to
adult day care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living
facilities and residential care communities who provide services
under the supervision of a licensed operator.