Summary: H.R.7048 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.7048. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/28/2020)

Nursing Home Pandemic Protection Act

This bill establishes several requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to address the outbreak of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

Specifically, the bill requires these facilities to establish crisis plans and to maintain at least a 30-day supply of personal protective equipment to respond to the outbreak. The bill also incorporates a memorandum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about new regulations that require skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities to report COVID-19 cases to residents, families, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the requirements took effect May 8, 2020).