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101 STAT. 1330-179
101 STAT. 1330-179
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-179

skilled nursing facility has provided substandard quality of care, the State shall notify— "(i) the attending physician of each resident with respect to which such finding is made, and "(ii) the State board responsible for the licensing of the skilled nursing facility administrator at the facility. "(D) ^°° ACCESS TO FRAUD CONTROL UNITS.—Each State shall provide its State medicaid fraud and abuse control unit (established under section 1903(q)) with access to all information of the State agency responsible for surveys and certifications under this subsection.". (c) POSTING SURVEY RESULTS.—Section 1864(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395aa(a)) is amended by inserting, after "readily available form and place" in the fifth sentence, the following: ", and require (in the case of skilled nursing facilities) the posting in a place readily accessible to patients (and patients' representatives),". SEC. 4203. ENFORCEMENT PROCESS.

(a) STATE REQUIREMENT.—Title XVIII of the Social Security Act is amended— (1) in section 1864(d) (42 U.S.C. 1395aa(d)), as added by section 4201(a)(2) and as amended by section 4202(a)(1) of this Act, by inserting before the period at the end the following: "and the establishment of remedies under sections 1819(h)(2)(B) and 1819(h)(2)(C) (relating to establishment and application of remedies)"; and (2) by adding at the end of section 1819 of such Act, as added by section 4201(a)(3) and as amended by section 4202(a)(2), the end the following new subsection: "(h) ENFORCEMENT PROCESS.—

"(1) IN GENERAL.—If a State finds, on the basis of a standard, extended, or partial extended survey under subsection (g)(2) or otherwise, that a skilled nursing facility no longer meets a requirement of subsection (b), (c), or (d), and further finds that the facility's deficiencies— "(A) immediately jeopardize the health or safety of its residents, the State shall recommend to the Secretary that the Secretary take such action as described in paragraph (2)(A)(i); or "(B) do not immediately jeopardize the health or safety of its residents, the State may recommend to the Secretary that the Secretary take such action as described in paragraph (2)(A)(ii). If a State finds that a skilled nursing facility meets the requirements of subsections (b), (c), and (d), but, as of a previous period, did not meet such requirements, the State may recommend a civil money penalty under paragraph (2)(B)(ii) for the days in which it finds that the facility was not in compliance with such requirements. "(2) SECRETARIAL AUTHORITY.—

"(A) IN GENERAL.—With respect to any skilled nursing facility in a State, if the Secretary finds, or pursuant to a recommendation of the State under paragraph (1) finds, that a skilled nursing facility no longer meets a requirement of subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e), and further finds that the facility's deficiencies—

    • • Copy read ""(C)".