Legal and Regulatory Updates

RALNA Legislative/Regulatory Update September 13, 2021

In our recent webinar on COVID-19 Risk Management for RALs and Group Homes, we promised to share tracking tools so that members can monitor the rapidly changing state of the law on vaccine mandates. We now have these tools available for you. Vaccine mandates – and prohibitions on vaccine mandates – are being issued by …

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RALNA Regulatory Update August 28, 2021

District of Columbia Emergency Rulemaking – COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate On August 23, 2021, the DC Department of Health adopted an Emergency rulemaking that mandates vaccines for all healthcare workers. This emergency rulemaking expires on December 20, 2021, or upon publication of a final rulemaking. The rule mandates that the following healthcare workers receive the first …

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The Evolving Regulatory Framework for RALs

Brian Pinkowski, President We have had an opportunity to be behind the scenes with the development of legislation in Colorado recently where we supported the Colorado Assisted Living Association with its legislative proposal to separate small assisted living from the regulations designed for the large facilities with hundreds of residents. The proposed bill to separate …

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RALNA Legislative Update July 7, 2021

Washington Changes to Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program Washington state has recently amended its Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program, which is designed to help Washington residents pay for long-term care and other services, including assisted living. The program will be funded through payroll taxes paid by employees, not employers. Washington residents can start …

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RALNA Legislative Update June 28, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA Other states ended their legislative sessions, but Pennsylvania has been going strong through the end of June. Pertinent to the assisted living industry, the legislature passed HB 1024 amending the Medical Marijuana Act. This Amendment was sent to the Governor on June 28, 2021for signature. While medical marijuana has been legal in Pennsylvania since …

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RALNA Legislative Update June 7, 2021

COVID Liability Protection Summary You might remember that a number of states were considering legislation to shield businesses from liability from claims for injury caused by exposure to COVID-19. This protection generally was designed to apply for businesses that were in compliance with relevant health guidance and who did not act recklessly. Now that the …

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RALNA Legislative Update June 14, 2021

A Brief Overview of Some Visitation Related Legislation in Response to COVID-19 Limitations In response to COVID-19, states took steps to limit the spread of the virus that included prohibiting visitors to long-term care facilities. As a result, some states are now adopting legislation to ensure that visitors cannot be entirely prohibited from these facilities. …

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