PA 13-249—SB 1060

Judiciary Committee

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE BY NURSING HOMES, HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES AND HOMEMAKER-HOME HEALTH AIDE AGENCIES

SUMMARY: This act requires anyone who individually or jointly establishes, conducts, operates, or maintains a nursing home, home health care agency, or homemaker-home health aide agency to maintain professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice. The insurance must cover malpractice claims for injury or death of at least $1 million for one person, per occurrence, with an aggregate (i. e. , the total for all claims within the coverage period) of at least $3 million. The act explicitly exempts residential care homes from this requirement.

The act also makes technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014

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