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CS/SB 682 — Transitional Living Facilities

by Appropriations Committee and Senator Grimsley

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill revises regulations for transitional living facilities (TLFs). The purpose of these facilities is to provide rehabilitative care in a small residential setting for persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. Such individuals need significant care and services to regain their independence.

TLFs are regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration. The bill provides admission criteria, requires client evaluations and treatment plans. The bill establishes rights for residents of TLFs, screening requirements for facility employees, and penalties for violations. The regulation of TLFs is funded through existing fees and fines.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0