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2020 Senate Bill 956: Ban transferring coronavirus patients to nursing home
Introduced by Sen. Peter Lucido (R) on June 3, 2020
To ban transferring patients in a medical care facility who test positive for COVID-19 to nursing homes. State regulators would be required to create a “centralized intake facility” in each of the state’s eight “health care regions” to treat coronavirus patients who are “ineligible for admission at a hospital”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on June 3, 2020
Reported in the Senate on June 23, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 24, 2020
To require that before a coronavirus patient is transferred from a nursing home or other facility to "dedicated facilities available for use for only coronavirus-positive patients" a doctor must sign a statement asserting that thee individual is medically stable for the transfer.
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on June 24, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on June 24, 2020
To require state health regulators to consult with state occupational licensure and business regulators in evaluating the state's overall coronavirus epidemic response.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 24, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) on June 24, 2020
To require that before a coronavirus patient is transferred from a nursing home or other facility to "dedicated facilities available for use for only coronavirus-positive patients" a plan must be created that includes giving 24 hours notice to family members or the individual’s legal representative, and that provides for the patient "to have a choice in the location".
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on June 24, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Peter Lucido (R) on June 24, 2020
To require the proposed plan to “centralized intake facility” in each of the state’s eight “health care regions” to treat coronavirus patients who are “ineligible for admission at a hospital" must also be "based on relevant and updated guidance issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 24, 2020
To ban transferring patients in a medical care facility who test positive for COVID-19 to nursing homes, with exceptions for patients who have recovered from the disease or nursing homes with a designated coronavirus area meeting standards specified in the bill. Also, to require state regulators to create a “centralized intake facility” in each of the state’s eight “health care regions” to treat coronavirus patients who are “ineligible for admission at a hospital”.
Received in the House on June 24, 2020
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on June 24, 2020
Reported in the House on July 21, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on July 21, 2020
Received in the Senate on July 23, 2020
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 31, 2020

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