Summary: S.3177 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/06/2000)

Nursing Home Staff Improvement Act of 2000 - Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to extend until July 1, 2001, the deadline for a report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services concerning adequate nursing facility staffing requirements. Requires additional information and analysis in such report. Requires the Secretary to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for final regulations requiring compliance with appropriate minimum caregiver to resident levels and supervisor to caregiver levels before facilities may receive payments under Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Directs the Secretary to award competitive grants to States for improving staffing levels in nursing facilities.

Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require skilled nursing and nursing facilities to report to the Secretary on nurse staffing levels and information regarding patient classification.