Missouri legislature passed a bill in 2007 requiring residential care facilities with at least 20 beds to install sprinklers by the end of 2012
The legislation was introduced after eleven people died in a November 2006 fire at Anderson Guest House, a southwest Missouri facility that was home for mentally ill and disabled residents.
Now, Missouri lawmakers have voted to delay the sprinkler mandate system. The new bill, which was given final approval on Wednesday, grants facility owners a reprieve until December 31, 2014. The bill is now on Governor Nixon’s desk.
For questions about your loved ones in a Missouri nursing home, contact attorney David Terry today.