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VETERANS NURSING HOME AMENDMENTS

             2     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Nursing Care Facility Assessment Act to allow for more than one
             10      Veterans' Nursing Home.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides for more than one Veterans' Nursing Home to come under the Nursing
             14      Care Facility Assessment Act.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          26-35a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 31
             22     
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 26-35a-103 is amended to read:
             25           26-35a-103. Definitions.
             26          As used in this chapter:
             27          (1) (a) "Nursing care facility" means:
             28          (i) a nursing care facility described in Subsection 26-21-2 (17);
             29          (ii) beginning January 1, 2006, a designated swing bed in:


             30          (A) a general acute hospital as defined in Subsection 26-21-2 (11); and
             31          (B) a critical access hospital which meets the criteria of 42, U.S.C. 1395i-4(c)(2)
             32      (1998); and
             33          (iii) an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded that is licensed under
             34      Section 26-21-13.5 .
             35          (b) "Nursing care facility" does not include:
             36          (i) the Utah State Developmental Center;
             37          (ii) the Utah State Hospital;
             38          (iii) a general acute hospital, specialty hospital, or small health care facility as defined
             39      in Section 26-21-2 ; or
             40          (iv) [the] a Utah State Veterans' Home.
             41          (2) "Patient day" means each calendar day in which an individual patient is admitted
             42      to the nursing care facility during a calendar month, even if on a temporary leave of absence
             43      from the facility.


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