2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Emergency Power Plan for Assisted Living Facilities (language only)

Item 350 #1h

Item 350 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 307, after line 3, insert:

"F. The Department of Social Services shall convene a work group of interested stakeholders to make recommendations on the feasibility of requiring a licensed assisted living facility with six or more residents to have a temporary emergency electric power source on site and be able to connect to and utilize such power source for continued operation of internal systems including heating, ventilation and cooling systems; emergency lighting and fire protection systems; elevators; and refrigeration and cold storage facilities for the preservation of food during an interruption of the normal electric power supply.  The department shall submit the recommendations of the work group to the General Assembly by December 1, 2016."


(This amendment adds language to require the Department of Social Services to convene a group to make recommendations about solutions for ensuring the health and safety of assisted living facilities residents when facilities lose power. The department is required to submit recommendations of the work group by December 1, 2016.)