H.R.5373 - Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 07/31/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/01/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5373 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/31/2014)
Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2014 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act with respect to coverage of nursing care services in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities, respectively, to revise the standards for 24-hour licensed nursing service care which a professional registered nurse is required to provide at least 8 consecutive hours a day, 7 days a week.
Requires such facilities, instead, to use the services of at least one registered professional nurse to provide assessment, surveillance, and direct care to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.