SB 115

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2019
Title
Health, neonatal abstinence centers, provide for licensure and regulation by State Board of Health
Description

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome refers to a group of medical problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to certain narcotics

This bill would authorize the State Board of Health to license and regulate neonatal abstinence care centers to treat infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

This bill would provide minimum standards of operation and provide for services to be administered at neonatal abstinence care centers

This bill would require the State Board of Health to adopt rules to implement this bill

Relating to the State Board of Health; to authorize the board to license and regulate neonatal abstinence care centers to treat infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; to provide for minimum standards of operation and provide for services to be administered at neonatal abstinence care centers; and to require the State Board of Health to adopt rules.

Subjects
Health Care Facilities
View Original PDF: SB 115 - Introduced - PDF

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome refers to a group of medical problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to certain narcotics

This bill would authorize the State Board of Health to license and regulate neonatal abstinence care centers to treat infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

This bill would provide minimum standards of operation and provide for services to be administered at neonatal abstinence care centers

This bill would require the State Board of Health to adopt rules to implement this bill

Relating to the State Board of Health; to authorize the board to license and regulate neonatal abstinence care centers to treat infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; to provide for minimum standards of operation and provide for services to be administered at neonatal abstinence care centers; and to require the State Board of Health to adopt rules.

Section 1

(a) The purpose of this section is to provide for regulating the licensure of neonatal abstinence care centers in the state. A neonatal abstinence care center is a health care facility that provides treatment for infants under one year of age suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, including, but not limited to, the following services: (1) Administration of medication. (2) Pain management. (3) Scoring, analysis, and monitoring of symptoms. (4) Nursing care. (5) Plan of care. (6) Therapeutic handling. (7) Nutrition management. (8) Physician visits. (9) Parental training. (b) The State Board of Health may grant licenses for the operation of neonatal abstinence care centers that comply with rules adopted by the State Board of Health. The State Board of Health shall adopt rules that include, at a minimum, licensing procedures for neonatal abstinence care centers, and minimum standards of operation, including all of the following: (1) Minimum numbers of administrators, medical directors, nurses, aides, and other personnel according to the occupancy of the center. (2) Qualifications of center administrators, medical directors, nurses, aides, and other personnel. (3) Safety requirements. (4) Sanitation requirements. (5) Therapeutic services. (6) Medical records. (7) Pharmacy services. (8) Nursing services. (9) Medical services. (10) Physical facilities. (11) Visitation privileges. (12) Admission, transfer, and discharge policies. (c) Notwithstanding any state law to the contrary, the State Health Planning and Development Agency shall consider neonatal abstinence care centers as a unique and distinct medical service in conducting a certificate of need review.

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 19, 2019SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Healthcare