Legal and Regulatory Updates

RALNA Regulatory Update April 21, 2021

TEXAS REGULATORY CHANGES URGENT RALNA members in Texas should immediately review the new proposed changes to regarding Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, especially pertaining to Facility Construction. Some of these changes may only be changes in numbering, because the statute governing assisted living is being moved to a different Chapter in the Texas Code. …

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RALNA Legislative Update April 8, 2021

Oklahoma Are regulatory changes underway in Oklahoma? We received a tip recently that significant changes are underway to the licensing regulation for residential care homes. Changes could include imposing more requirements relating to how the home is designed and built. One option regulators are considering is adopting the 2018 FGI Residential Design Guidelines which, if …

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Legislative update March 3, 2021 ARIZONA ALERT

RALNA members in Arizona are advised to watch a new bill introduced by Senator Nancy Barto. Arizona S.B. 1373 would create an affirmative duty for all licensed health care institutions to provide first aid and CPR to residents, including after a fall. Specifically: CPR must be provided to a resident experiencing cardiac arrest or cessation …

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Visitation

After disturbing media reports about seniors’ physical and mental health deteriorating due to increased isolation during the pandemic, lawmakers have started to take action. We’re seeing a number of bills that would allow residents of assisted living to designate one essential caregiver who can visit them, regardless of any health order to the contrary. While …

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