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EXPLANATION: Changes staffing requirements of nursing homes for one year.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL
PROVISIONS, page 520, after line 27, by adding an appropriately
numbered paragraph to read:
/(GP: Staffing Standards for Nursing Home) For the current fiscal year, in the course of regulating nursing homes, staffing standards shall be enforced as follows: the nursing home shall provide nonlicensed nursing staff to provide a minimum of one and sixty three hundredths (1.63) hours of direct care per resident per day. There shall be one licensed nurse per shift for each staff work area. All other staffing standards and non-staffing standards established in, Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes: 24A S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 61-17 (Supp. 2008), shall be enforced as written./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.