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Relating to emergency planning for the continued treatment and safety of end stage renal disease facility patients.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1876 would require each end stage renal disease facility to adopt a written emergency preparedness and contingency operations plan to ensure care is provided during an emergency. Among other things, such an emergency plan must:
SB 1876 would require these facilities to approve a continuity of care plan for the provision of dialysis treatment to facility patients during an emergency and provide a copy of the plan to each patient before providing or scheduling dialysis treatment.
SB 1876 would also require end stage renal disease facilities to adopt an emergency contingency plan for the continuity of essential building systems for power and potable water.
Texas Action remains neutral on SB 1876.