Public Chapter 166
HOUSE BILL NO. 276
By Representative Rhinehart
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 270
By Senator Rochelle
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-209, relative to standards for licensed nursing homes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-209, is amended by redesignating the existing subsection (c) as subdivision (c)(1) and by adding the following new subdivision:
(c)(2) The board shall assess in writing the fiscal impact on licensed nursing homes relating to the adoption, repeal or amendment of any rule or minimum standard as to equipment or operating procedure. The cost necessary to bring a facility into compliance with such a directive by the board shall be made available to the Comptroller of the Treasury as a component of allowable cost in accordance with Medicare reimbursement principles. Such costs, however, shall be subject to all reimbursement limits and procedures specified in statute and state regulations for the reimbursement of nursing home services.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.