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Certificate of public need; certain nursing facilities in a continuing care retirement community.

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Certificate of public need; certain nursing facilities in a continuing care retirement community; nursing home bed cap. ;Changes from 10 percent of a nursing facility to the lesser of 25 percent of a nursing facility or 15 nursing home beds the cap on nursing home beds that are eligible for medical assistance in certain nursing facilities in Planning District 8 in a continuing care retirement community that may be certified to participate in the state program for medical assistance without regard to a certificate of ;public need.


Barker

1) Virginia Society for Eye Physicians and ;Surgeons supports the bill. ;

2) The Medical Society of Virginia supports the bill.

3) Virginia Healthcare Association supports the bill.

4) The Virginia Nurses Association supports the bill. There have been many times where they have been unable to locate an open bed.

1) Understand the need to reform COPN, but do not like rifle-shot approach.

2) There is a not a shortage of nursing home ;beds, but there is a shortage of medical health professionals.

3) The AHC Virginia opposes the bill. Their concern is the bill';s applicability state-wide.

Reported

Reported 15-0.