CHAPTER NO. 869

HOUSE BILL NO. 3001

By Representative Eckles

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2409

By Senator Henry

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-201, relative to revising definitions concerning residents and licensure of certain homes for the aged.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-201(13), is amended by deleting the first sentence of subdivision (B) in its entirety.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-201, is further amended by deleting item (14) in its entirety, and by substituting instead the following definition:

(14) "Home for the aged resident" means a person who is ambulatory and who requires permanent, domiciliary care but will be transferred to a licensed hospital, a licensed assisted living facility, or a licensed nursing home when health care services are needed which must be provided in such other facilities.

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-201 (13)(A), is amended by inserting the word "primarily" between the words "accepts" and "aged" in the first sentence.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

April 20, 1998

APPROVED this 1st day of May 1998