PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987
101 STAT. 1330-171
"(B) OTHER.—A skilled nursing facility must meet such other requirements relating to the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents or relating to the physical facilities thereof as the Secretary may find necessary. "(e) STATE REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
REQUIREMENTS.—The requirements, referred to in section 1864(d), with respect to a State are as follows: "(1) SPECIFICATION AND REVIEW OF NURSE AIDE TRAINING AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION PROGRAMS AND OF NURSE AIDE COMPETENCY EVALUATION PROGRAMS.—The State must—
"(A) by not later than March 1, 1989, specify those training and competency evaluation programs, and those competency evaluation programs, that the State approves for purposes of subsection (b)(5) and that meet the requirements established under clause (i) or (ii) of subsection (f)(2)(A), and "(B) by not later than March 1, 1990, provide for the review and reapproval of such programs, at a frequency and using a methodology consistent with the requirements established under subsection (f)(2)(A)(iii). The failure of the Secretary to establish requirements under subsection (f)(2) shall not relieve any State of its responsibility under this paragraph. "(2) NURSE AIDE REGISTRY.—
"(A) IN GENERAL.—By not later than March 1, 1989, the State shall establish and maintain a registry of all individuals who have satisfactorily completed a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, or a nurse aide competency evaluation program, approved under paragraph (1) in the State. "(B) INFORMATION IN REGISTRY.—The registry under subparagraph (A) shall provide (in accordance with regulations of the Secretary) for the inclusion of specific documented findings by a State under subsection (g)(l)(C) of resident neglect or abuse or misappropriation of resident property involving an individual listed in the registry, as well as any brief statement of the individual disputing the findings. In the case of inquiries to the registry concerning an individual listed in the registry, any information disclosed concerning such a finding shall also include disclosure of any such statement in the registry relating to the finding or a clear and accurate summary of such a statement. "(3) STATE APPEALS PROCESS FOR TRANSFERS.—The State, for transfers from skilled nursing facilities effected on or after October 1, 1990, must provide for a fair mechanism for hearing appeals on transfers of residents of such facilities. Such mechanism must meet the guidelines established by the Secretary under subsection (f)(3); but the failure of the Secretary to establish such guidelines shall not relieve any State of its responsibility to provide for such a fair mechanism. "(4) SKILLED NURSING FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR STANDARDS.—
By not later than January 1, 1990, the State must have implemented and enforced the skilled nursing facility administrator standards developed under subsection (f)(4) respecting the qualification of administrators of skilled nursing facilities.