2010 Regular Session


File Code: Elderly
Sponsored By:
Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request - Departmental - Aging) and Delegates Hubbard, Benson, Bromwell, Costa, Donoghue, Elliott, Hammen, Kach, Kipke, Krebs, Kullen, McDonough, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, Riley, Tarrant, and V. Turner
Department of Aging - Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program


Reestablishing the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in the Department of Aging; specifying the purpose of the Program; establishing the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in the Department; providing for the selection of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman; establishing specified powers and duties of the Secretary, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and designated ombudsmen; requiring that an ombudsman have access to specified facilities, documents, and records; requiring the Secretary to adopt specified regulations; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (133-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 155

Sponsored by:

Health and Government Operations Committee, Chair
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Aging, Department of
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Aging, Department of
Assisted Living -see also- Group Homes
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Elderly Persons
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Long-Term Care -see also- Continuing Care; Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes -see also- Continuing Care; Long-Term Care
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Officials -see also- Atty Gen; Compt; Coun Admin; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Human Services
( 10-212 , 10-213 , 10-901 , 10-902 , 10-903 , 10-904 , 10-905 , 10-906 , 10-907 , 10-908 , 10-909 , 10-910 , 10-911 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 666483/02     Offered on: March 17, 2010   at: 10:50 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 19, 2010: Third Reading Passed (133-0)
April 2, 2010: Third Reading Passed (47-0)
April 2, 2010: Third Reading Passed (47-0)