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Enrolled Version - Final Version Senate Bill 236 History

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ENROLLED

Senate Bill No. 236

(By Senators Prezioso, Hunter, Sharpe, Unger, Boley and Foster)

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[Passed April 9, 2005; in effect ninety days from passage.]

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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 contractors in certain health facilities on the subject of Alzheimer's disease.

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 follows:

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 care community.

(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.

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