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Nursing Home COVID-19 Protection and Prevention Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To protect older adults and people with disabilities living in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals from COVID-19.

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05/22/2020Introduced in House

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05/22/2020Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/22/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Energy and Commerce05/22/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/22/2020)

Nursing Home COVID-19 Protection and Prevention Act of 2020

This bill establishes several programs and requirements to address the outbreak of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) in skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals.

Specifically, the bill provides specified funds for states to support cohorting (i.e., separating and grouping) individuals in such facilities based on COVID-19 status. States may use funds for specified items and activities, including testing kits, staffing, and facility development. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must issue related guidance that includes, among other things, which facilities are permitted to cohort individuals and strategies for effective implementation; such guidance must account for certain factors, including a facility's compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements regarding infection control and emergency preparedness.

The CMS must also provide monthly congressional briefings on the outbreak in these facilities and related agency actions.