D.C. Law 22-110. Nurse Staffing Agency Amendment Act of 2018.

D.C. Law 22-110. Nurse Staffing Agency Amendment Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To amend the Nurse Staffing Agency Act of 2003 to clarify that a business that offers only a registry of nursing personnel for employment is not required to be licensed as a nurse staffing agency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Nurse Staffing Agency Amendment Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. The Nurse Staffing Agency Act of 2003, effective March 10, 2004 (D.C. Law 15-74; D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:

Amend § 44-1051.02

(a) Section 2 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.02) is amended as follows:

(1) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "provision or referral" and inserting the word "provision" in its place.

(2) Paragraph (7) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "providing or referring" and insert the word "providing" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "temporary nursing services" and insert the phrase "temporary nursing personnel" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.03

(b) Section 3 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.03) is amended as follows:

(1) Strike the phrase "providing or referring" and insert the word "providing" in its place.

(2) Strike the phrase "services or related aide services" and insert the phrase "related aide personnel" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.06

(c) Section 6(b) (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.06(b)) is amended by striking the phrase "providing and referring" and inserting the word "providing" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.11

(d) Section 11 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.11) is amended as follows:

(1) Subsection (a) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "providing or referring" and insert the word "providing" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "temporary nursing services" and insert the phrase "temporary nursing personnel" in its place.

(2) Subsection (b) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" wherever it appears and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.12

(e) Section 12 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.12) is amended as follows:

(1) Strike the phrase "providing or referring" and insert the word "providing" in its place.

(2) Strike the phrase "personal care services" and insert the word "personal care aide personnel" in its place.

(3) Strike the phrase "provided or referred" and insert the word "provided" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.13

(f) Section 13 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.13) is amended as follows:

(1) Strike the phrase "provide or refer" and insert the word "provide" in its place.

(2) Strike the phrase "temporary nursing services" and insert the phrase "temporary nursing personnel" in its place.

(3) Strike the phrase "provided or referred" and insert the word "provided" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.14

(g) Section 14 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.14) is amended as follows:

(1) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

(2) Subsection (b) is amended to read as follows:

"(b) If a nurse staffing agency terminates a Certified Nurse Aide due to unsafe practice pursuant to the Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § 3-1201.01 et seq.), or Chapter 32 of Title 29 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, the agency shall report the action to the Board within 10 days of the termination.".

Amend § 44-1051.15

(h) Section 15 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.15) is amended as follows:

(1) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

(2) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

(3) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the phrase "providing or referring" and inserting the word "providing" in its place.

(4) Paragraph (5) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "provided or referred" and insert the word "provided" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "providing or referring" and insert the word "providing" in its place.

(5) Paragraph (6) is amended by striking the phrase "providing or referring" and inserting the word "providing" in its place.

(6) Paragraph (8) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" wherever it appears and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

(7) Paragraph (9) is amended by striking "provided or referred" wherever it appears and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

(8) Paragraph (10) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "provided or referred" and insert the word "provided" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "before being referred" and insert the phrase "before being provided" in its place.

Amend § 44-1051.16

(i) Section 16 (D.C. Official Code § 44-1051.16) is amended as follows:

(1) Subsection (b)(1) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "provided or referred" and insert the word "provided" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "temporary nursing services" and insert the phrase "temporary nursing personnel" in its place.

(2) Subsection (c) is amended by striking the phrase "provided or referred" and inserting the word "provided" in its place.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.