Senate Bill 3768
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Nursing Home COVID–19 Protection and Prevention Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 19, 2020
Latest Action
May 19, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3768
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Pennsylvania
Minnesota
Colorado
Delaware
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
California
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Alabama
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Washington
Wisconsin
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Nursing Home COVID-19 Protection and Prevention Act of 2020

This bill establishes several programs and requirements to address the outbreak of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) in skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals.

Specifically, the bill provides specified funds for states to support cohorting (i.e., separating and grouping) individuals in such facilities based on COVID-19 status. States may use funds for specified items and activities, including testing kits, staffing, and facility development. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must issue related guidance that includes, among other things, which facilities are permitted to cohort individuals and strategies for effective implementation; such guidance must account for certain factors, including a facility's compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements regarding infection control and emergency preparedness.

The CMS must also (1) publish and update daily, on its website and on the Nursing Home Compare website, specified information relating to COVID-19 cases and deaths in these facilities; (2) ensure these facilities provide timely notice of new cases or symptoms to residents, families, and specified government agencies; and (3) provide monthly congressional briefings on the outbreak in these facilities and related agency actions.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/19/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/19/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 20, 2020 4:27:15 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 8:52:04 PM