Friday, June 08, 2007
The House Aging Committee approved legislation that would lead to a rating system for adult-care homes. The ratings would be based on inspections, complaint investigations and penalties imposed by state regulators. The bill, House Bill 248, now goes to the House Appropriations Committee. The sponsors hope it will eventually create a star-rating system similar to the one used for day care centers, which awards the centers one to five stars, with five being the highest. The long term care industry is fighting this proposal.