New Law Tightens Inspections for Nursing Homes

A new law signed today will create a more thorough inspection process for Michigan nursing homes.

Governor Rick Snyder signed Michigan Senate Bill 884 today.

Sponsored by state Senator Goeff Hansen, the bill ensures several improvements to the review procedure, including more timely revisits and responses to correction plans.

The bill also requires that the inspection teams include a nurse and provides for a grant award program for nursing homes that receive the highest quality rating.

The bill now is Public Act 322 of 2012.