The Maryland Senate might create an advisory committee to help the state’s long-term care (LTC) ombudsman set goals.
The committee could also help the LTC ombudsman develop policies and procedures, come up with marketing ideas, and think about strategies for improving the quality of long-term care.
Thomas Middleton, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bill, Senate Bill 13, at the request of the Maryland Department of Aging.
The committee plans to hold a hearing on the bill Thursday.
The panel would focus on issues involving nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other LTC facilities.