SB136: Training center residents; quality of care.

SENATE BILL NO. 136

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 30, 2013
A BILL to ensure adequate resources are available to training center residents transferred to another facility or placed in community-based care.
Patron-- Newman

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall ensure that, before any training center resident is discharged and placed in community-based care, adequate resources are in place to guarantee an equal or higher quality of care in the community-based option as compared to that provided in the training center.

§ 2. That the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall ensure that, before any training center resident is transferred to another training center due to the closure of his current facility, the receiving training center provides all essential services utilized by the transferred resident at his current facility, and that those services are of at least equal staffing, quality, frequency, and accessibility.