§ Senate OKs bill on nursing home
staffing, House to study issue
approved legislation Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act (2020-S
by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence) to protect
the health care of Rhode Islanders by setting standards for nursing home care.
Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence) is sponsoring companion
Goodwin’s bill now goes to the House, which approved a separate measure (2020-H
by House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) creating a
special legislative commission to study and provide recommendations on the
status and requirements for Rhode Island’s nursing homes.
§ Senate backs bill requiring full
coverage of colorectal cancer screening
approved a bill (2020-S
sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence) to
require health insurers to cover preventive colorectal cancer screening,
without cost-sharing, for all colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory
tests in accordance with American Cancer Society guidelines. The bill now goes
to the House, where Rep. Mia A. Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln) is
sponsoring companion legislation (2020-H
celebrate Colombian Independence Day
Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) and Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket)
introduced resolutions (2020-S
celebrate the 210th anniversary of Colombian Independence Day
on July 20.