Legal and Regulatory Updates

RALNA Arizona Legislative Update, February 16, 2022

ARIZONA There is exciting news out of Arizona this week. A new bill was proposed that would prohibit municipalities and counties from imposing distancing requirements between new and existing assisted living homes. NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  LAW,  A  MUNICIPALITY  MAY  NOT  ADOPT  A  LAND USE REGULATION OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC PLAN PROVISION OR IMPOSE AS A …

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RALNA Illinois Legislative Update February 6, 2022

ILLINOIS There is a notable amount of activity going on in Illinois during this legislative session that may relate to RALs. Members can track the status of this and other legislation and regulations by going to RALNA’s dedicated tracking sheets linked at the bottom of the page. The following bills are included on the legislative …

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RALNA Oklahoma Legislative Update January 25, 2022

OKLAHOMA The Oklahoma State Legislature is a busy place for bills related to assisted living. There currently are six bills that have been pre-filed for consideration by the legislature starting in February. We’re not sure what is prompting this flurry of activity, but it could be due in part to Senator Jessica Garvin, who is …

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RALNA Illinois Legislative Update January 17, 2022

ILLINOIS Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled Facilities (MC/DD) Significant rulemaking activity is occurring by the Illinois Department of Public Health pertaining to Medically Complex[1] for the Developmentally Disabled Facilities (MC/DD). Updates relate to 77 Ill. Adm. Code 390. MC/DD is a specific licensing category under Illinois law and does not include assisted living facilities. …

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RALNA Main Legislative Update January 11, 2022

Maine – Simplifying the Legal Environment Two matching bills have been recently introduced in Maine: An Act To Clarify Inspection Requirements For Hospitals And Certain Nursing Facilities, and An Act To Amend The Inspection Requirement For Facilities For Children And Adults With A National Accreditation This bill removes the requirement for nursing facilities providing both …

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RALNA Legislative and Regulatory Update January 5, 2022

BOOSTING INTO 2022 With the Omicron variant causing concern among public health officials, we are starting to see states require not only vaccinations for health care workers, but boosters as well. New Mexico led the way in December 2021, followed not long after by California. Colorado, on the other hand, considered requiring boosters but changed …

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RALNA Legislative Update December 19, 2021

Washington DC Councilmember Trayvon White has proposed a bill that would require Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Facilities to designate a social worker to serve residents. This social worker is intended to provide social services which include advocacy, investigation, treatment, counseling, and other services that provide material aid or serve the social and emotional well-being …

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