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house Bill H.R. 1642

Nursing Facility Fire Safety Act of 2009

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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMarch 19th, 2009

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Nursing Facility Fire Safety Act of 2009

Official Title

To provide loans and grants for fire sprinkler retrofitting in nursing facilities.


Nursing Facility Fire Safety Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish programs of direct loans and grants for retrofitting nursing facilities with automatic fire sprinkler systems. Gives priority to grant applications that demonstrate a need or hardship. Requires the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to determine if there are loan programs or other funds available for such retrofitting. Authorizes the Secretary to evaluate where a nursing facility may not have an adequate structure to retrofit the entire facility within a reasonable timeframe and work with the facility to identify other remedial actions.

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