House Bill 199
152nd General Assembly (Present)
No further consideration of the legislation
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TEMPORARY NURSE STAFFING AGENCIES SERVING LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
This bill grants authority to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to adopt regulations related to the operation of temporary nurse staffing agencies that staff temporary nurses in long-term care facilities in the State and assigns oversight within DHSS to the Division of Health Care Quality. The bill requires temporary nurse staffing agencies to (1) register annually with the Division of Health Care Quality; (2) validate the qualifications of all provided nurses provided; (3) maintain records of all provided nurses' credentials, job requirements, and required immunizations; and (4) provide all such records upon request to DHSS and to the long-term care facility where the employee is placed. The bill also requires temporary nurse staffing agencies to report annually to DHSS regarding various factors, including its employee placements, costs charged to long-term care facilities, and wages paid to temporary nurses.
Takes effect upon being signed into law