Senate Bill No. 670 - Benefits Residents
Legislative Summary - Requires long-term care facilities to institute policies facilitating familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents.
Position: SB 670 would benefit the 57,000 residents currently living in long-term care communities.
House Bill No. 1715 - Benefits Residents
Legislative Summary - Specifies that bullying an elderly person constitutes elder abuse.
Position: HB 1715 would benefit over 907,000 Missourians vulnerable to abuse.
House Bill No. 1654 - Potentially Benefits Residents
Legislative Summary - Establish the Patient Monitoring Care Act which allows patients in long-term care facilities or their surrogates to install a monitoring device in the patient's room.
Position: HB 1654 would benefit those 57,000 Missourians living in long-term care, contingent on their consent to have a device installed and that their right to privacy is respected at all times.
House Bill No. 1554 - Potentially Hazardous for Residents
Legislative Summary - Transfers the authority to inspect nursing homes from the DHSS to local health departments.
Position: HB 1554 would harm Missourians living in long-term care communities.
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