H1853B2325A03924 AJB:JMT 04/08/24 #90 A03924
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1853
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE MARCELL
Printer's No. 2325
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 18 through 21; page 2, line 1; by
striking out all of said lines on said pages and inserting
(c.1) Annual meeting.--
(1) The department shall annually convene a minimum of
one meeting of long-term care nursing facilities to receive
input regarding the department's conduct of surveys, with the
goal of promoting cooperation and communication between long-
term care nursing facilities and the department. The
department shall ensure that each meeting under this
subsection occur at a regional field office of the department
and allow long-term care nursing facilities within the region
to participate in each meeting. The department may conduct
each meeting under this subsection virtually or in-person.
(2) Information provided to the department at each
meeting under this subsection may not be discoverable, used
as a basis for criminal action or used as a basis for civil
or administrative liability under the laws of this
Commonwealth, unless any of the following apply:
(i) The information is unrelated to the performance
of the duties and functions of a long-term care nursing
facility.
(ii) The information is false and the person who
provided the information knew, or had reason to believe,
that the information was false to avoid a criminal action
or civil or administrative liability.
(iii) The information is independently corroborated.
(3) Information, data or records obtained by the
department under this subsection shall not be accessible
under the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as
the Right-to-Know Law.
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See A03924 in
the context
of HB1853