House Bill 196

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Signed 2/14/18
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified

Bill Details

6/21/17
Sen. Townsend
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2, TITLE 11, TITLE 16, TITLE 18, TITLE 19, TITLE 24, AND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES.
House Bill No. 195 updates the terms and definitions used in Chapter 11 of Title 16 regarding long term care. This Act updates the terminology used to identify long term care facilities so that it is consistent throughout the Code. Specific updates are as follows: Section 1: Amends § 1822 of Title 2 of the Delaware Code regarding medical transportation by health-care facilities by replacing the words "nursing facilities or similar facilities" with "long term care facilities." Section 2: Amends § 8564 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by removing the definition of “nursing facility” and “similar facility” and adding a definition of “long term care facility.” Section 3: Amends § 2511 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code by replacing a “sanatorium, rest home, nursing home, boarding home or related institution” with “long term care facility.” Section 4: Amends § 5138 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code by replacing “nursing facility or similar facility” with “long term care facility.” Section 5: Amends § 333 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code by replacing the term “nursing facility” with the term “long term care facility”. Section 6: Amends § 708 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code by replacing the term “nursing homes” with the term “long term care facilities” in the definition of health care facility. Section 7: Amends § 1769B of Title 24 of the Delaware Code by replacing the term “nursing facility” with the term “long term care facility.” Section 8: Amends § 6502 of Title 30 of the Delaware Code by replacing the reference to § 1180 of Title 16 to § 1181 of Title 16 so that the correct statute is referenced. Section 9: Provides that this Act is effective upon the enactment of House Bill No. 195 to ensure that the terms are not changed until the underlying changes have been made to Chapter 11 of Title 16.
81:207
Not Required
2/14/18

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