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10-144 CMR Ch. 110, Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities 10-144 CMR Ch 110 Notice of Agency Rule making (Word) 10-144 CMR Ch 110 Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities (Word)   
Concise Summary: This rulemaking permanently adopts measures to improve nursing home infection control, surveillance, and infection mitigation; and to improve facilities' crisis staffing plans in response to any future pandemic in Maine's skilled nursing and nursing facilities. The proposed rule includes and amends provisions adopted by the emergency rulemaking effective April 28, 2020. This rulemaking also expands the staff allowed at nursing facilities to allow Personal Support Specialists and corrects one provision (10.D.1) to align with federal regulations. This proposed rule merges the current published version consisting of 29 separate documents into one document, removes expired effective dates, and adopts format changes to align with current standards.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: June 26, 2020 Posted: May 27, 2020
 
Certified Nursing Assistant and Direct Care Worker Registry Rule, 10-144 CMR Ch. 128 Certified Nursing Assistant and Direct Care Worker Registry Rule, 10-144 CMR Ch. 128 10-144 CMR Ch 128 CNA and DCW Notice of Rulemaking   
Concise Summary: This rule governs the use and operation of the Certified Nursing Assistant and Direct Care Worker Registry. The Registry provides a resource for employers to verify that an individual is eligible for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and also identifies individuals who are ineligible for employment as a Direct Care Worker due to criminal convictions or substantiated complaints of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property.

This rulemaking repeals and replaces the current rule, "Rules Governing the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants", due to the statutory requirements of 22 MRS §1812-G.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: January 19, 2019 Posted: December 19, 2018
 
Maine Background Check Center Rule, 10-144 C.M.R., Ch. 60 Proposed Rule 10-144 CMR Ch 60 Notice of Rulemaking 10-144 CMR Ch 60   
Concise Summary: The proposed rule is intended to comply with the Maine Background Check Center Act ("the Act") passed in 2015. This proposed rule would govern the use and operation of the Maine Background Check Center which operates an Internet-based system that specific employers must use to access criminal records and other background information. These employers must use these background checks to determine the eligibility of individuals to work in direct access positions serving vulnerable Mainers, including children, the elderly, dependent adults, and persons with disabilities.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: June 10, 2018 Posted: May 1, 2018
 
Rules for Hospital Financial Assistance Policies Governing Free Hospital Services (former "Free Care Guidelines"), 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 150 Word    
Concise Summary: This proposed rule aligns rules governing eligibility for free hospital services and the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Individuals at or below 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL) may be financially eligible for free hospital services. Hospitals must calculate financial eligibility using the "Modified Adjusted Gross Income" (MAGI) methodology set out in the MaineCare Eligibility Manual, including Part 17.5, as required by the ACA. Currently, eligibility for free hospital services is based on income at or below 150% FPL. Public Hearing: May 10, 2016 at 9:00 am at Room 16, Key Bank Plaza, 286 Water Street, Augusta, Maine. The Department requests that any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing to please contact Tera Pare by telephone at (207) 287-5680 or by email at tera.pare@maine.gov. Rule Contact Person: Tera Pare, Manager of Regulations and Enforcement, Administration-Operations, Policy and Compliance, Maine CDC, 11 SHS, 286 Water Street, 8th Floor, Augusta, ME 04333-0011, (207) 287-5680, tera.pare@maine.gov.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: May 23, 2016 Posted: April 21, 2016
 
Rules Governing the Certification Program For Primary Care Tax Credit, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 298 (New) PDF    
Concise Summary: The proposed rule implements a certification program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with Maine Revenue Services. Up to 5 eligible primary care professionals will be certified annually by DHHS to receive an income tax credit while the program is in effect. Eligible primary care professionals must have outstanding student loans and make a commitment to practice full time for 5 years in an underserved area of Maine. The rule includes definitions, eligibility requirements, the application and selection process, as well as department monitoring, self-reporting and compliance requirements. The intent of the state income tax credit certification program is to provide an incentive to recruit and retain primary care professionals to practice in areas of Maine with an identified shortage of primary health care professionals. The income tax credit program is funded for 5 years.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: February 12, 2016 Posted: January 14, 2016
 

 

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Updated January 14, 2016