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File #: BL2020-553    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/2/2021 Final action: 3/2/2021
Title: An ordinance to require a resolution of the Metropolitan Council prior to discontinuing operations at the J.B. Knowles Home Assisted Living Facility.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Ginny Welsch, Brandon Taylor
Attachments: 1. BL2020-553 Second Substitute
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An ordinance to require a resolution of the Metropolitan Council prior to discontinuing operations at the J.B. Knowles Home Assisted Living Facility.
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WHEREAS, the truest measure of any of any society can be found in how it treats its old, its poor, its weak, and its helpless; and

WHEREAS, the City of Nashville has a long and proud history of providing care and comfort to our most vulnerable residents; and

WHEREAS, the sale of J.B. Knowles Home Assisted Living Facility ("Knowles") and its campus did not occur pursuant to Ordinance No. BL2014-688, as amended; and

WHEREAS, Knowles is currently operated by AnthemCare Tennessee LLC, a private operator; and

WHEREAS, no long term plan has been provided for the continued existence of Knowles; and

WHEREAS, the Council desires to continue the care provided by Knowles until a long term plan is reviewed and approved by the Council; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government that the important care currently being provided at the J.B. Knowles Home Assisted Living Facility continue. Any action that would interrupt care at the facility must be reviewed and approved by the Council.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. "So long as there is a successful bidder pursuant to Metro's public procurement process, or a current qualified operator willing to provide services in exchange for funding no greater than the most recent budgeted subsidy, all assisted living services being provided to patients and residents at the J.B. Knowles Home Assisted Living Facility shall be continued unless the elimination of such assisted living services is approved by the Metropolitan Council by a resolution receiving twenty-one (21) affirmative votes. Likewise, no wind down or other processes or preparations intended to prepare the facility for closure shall occur until 30...

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