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Text of the Safe Food for Seniors Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2181

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Food for Seniors Act of 2013 .

2.

Qualification of director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility

(a)

Medicare skilled nursing facilities

Section 1819(b)(4)(A) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1395i–3(b)(4)(A) ) is amended by adding at the end the following: With respect to meeting any staffing requirement imposed by the Secretary for purposes of satisfying clause (iv), in the case that the facility does not employ a full-time qualified dietitian (as defined in paragraph (2) of section 483.35(a) of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Safe Food for Seniors Act of 2013) but complies with such section by designating a director of food services (as described in paragraph (1) of such section), the director of food services shall be a Certified Dietary Manager meeting the applicable requirements published by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, a Dietetic Technician, Registered meeting the applicable requirements published by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or an individual with equivalent military or academic qualifications (as specified by the Secretary)..

(b)

Medicaid nursing facilities

Section 1919(b)(4)(A) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1396r(b)(4)(A) ) is amended by adding at the end the following: With respect to meeting any staffing requirement imposed by the Secretary for purposes of satisfying clause (iv), in the case that the facility does not employ a full-time qualified dietitian (as defined in paragraph (2) of section 483.35(a) of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Safe Food for Seniors Act of 2013) but complies with such section by designating a director of food services (as described in paragraph (1) of such section), the director of food services shall be a Certified Dietary Manager meeting the applicable requirements published by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, a Dietetic Technician, Registered meeting the applicable requirements published by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or an individual with equivalent military or academic qualifications (as specified by the Secretary)..

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.