Regulation #10-224: Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities

Eliminates provisions that are duplicative and conflict with Federal requirements; increases the required number of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse aides at facilities; requires a full-time qualified social worker at a facility; requires facilities to have administrative policies and procedure that include introductions and orientation for new residents to key personnel and services; and adds an anti-discrimination policy.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3343 Proposed Regulation Received May 11, 2022
Agency Name Department of Health PA Bulletin Publish Date May 28, 2022
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment June 27, 2022
PA Code 28 Pa. Code Chapter 201.18-201.21
28 Pa. Code Chapter 201.24-201.31
28 Pa. Code Chapter 207.2
28 Pa. Code Chapter 209.3
28 Pa. Code Chapter 211.2-211.17
Final Due By June 27, 2024
Analysts Assigned Laura  Campbell  (LC)
Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
Michelle L. Elliott  (MLE)
IRRC Comments Due July 27, 2022
Final-Form Regulation Received September 27, 2022
Public Meeting Date October 28, 2022
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
IRRC Approval October 28, 2022
House Committee Deems Regulation Approved October 27, 2022
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved October 27, 2022

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Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

August 11, 2022

July 6, 2022

June 30, 2022

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

October 27, 2022

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

July 27, 2022

Public Comments on Final Regulation
EMBARGOED MATERIAL October 28, 2022
REMARKS October 28, 2022
Batt, Karen October 26, 2022
Betts, Susan October 26, 2022
Betts, Susan October 26, 2022

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

Representative Frankel October 27, 2022

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL October 28, 2022

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