H. R. 473
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 4, 2013
Mr. Connolly 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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Food for Seniors Act of
Qualification of director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility
1819(b)(4)(A) and 1919(b)(4)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
1395i–3(b)(4)(A), 1396r(b)(4)(A)) are each amended by adding at the end the
With respect to meeting the staffing requirement imposed by
the Secretary to carry out clause (iv), the full-time director of food services
of the facility, if not a qualified dietitian (as defined in section
483.35(a)(2) of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect as of the
date of the enactment of this section), shall be a Certified Dietary Manager
meeting the requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers or have
equivalent military or academic qualifications (as specified by the
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.