Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2010

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2010

4513-0100 - Health Care Safety and Quality Programs

Account Description FY2009
House 1
4513-0100 Health Care Safety and Quality Programs
For the operation and administration of health care safety and quality programs including the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection, regional emergency medical services, statewide infection prevention and control and certain health boards of registrations including the boards of registration in nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists, genetic counselors and respiratory care; provided, that the department shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth's health care facilities and services, and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; and provided further, that the boards may retain and expend new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees
0 12,593,142

Consolidated with 4510-0616, 4510-0710, 4510-0712, 4510-0720 through 4510-0725, 4510-0790, and 4570-1502.


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