First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1767
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (01)HE1767.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "continuum of care" means an array of services offered
to an eligible individual in different settings, including the
individual's home and institutional settings.
(b) As used in this SECTION, "eligible individual" means an
elderly or disabled individual who is eligible to receive services
under a program administered by the office.
(c) As used in this SECTION, "office" refers to the office of the
secretary of family and social services established by
(d) The office shall develop a plan to assure that services
provided to eligible individuals match the needs of those
individuals as closely as possible.
(e) The plan required under this SECTION must consider:
(1) the expansion or implementation of assisted living, adult
foster care, faith based assistance, and philanthropic
(2) the consolidation of long term care programs and funding.
(f) The plan required under this SECTION must include the
(1) A detailed listing of the specific care options that will
comprise the continuum of care, from least restrictive to most
(2) A profile of the typical individual to be served under each
care option along the proposed continuum of care.
(3) The average per person cost for each type of service
offered in the continuum of care, including a comparison with
the average per person cost for providing that service in the
most restrictive setting.
(4) The availability of federal waivers for the services
included in the plan, including a time line for securing
necessary additional waivers or waiver amendments.
(5) The amount of additional investment required to serve all
eligible individuals on the waiting lists as of July 1, 2001,
under current eligibility requirements.
(6) Changes to eligibility requirements required to eliminate
the existing waiting lists at funding levels as of July 1, 2001.
(7) Projected costs for providing services to all eligible
individuals through the continuum of care compared with
projected costs for serving all eligible individuals in an
institutional setting. Cost projections under this subdivision
must include projections for periods of five (5), ten (10), and
twenty-five (25) years, and must include the cost of
transitioning eligible individuals out of institutional settings
into less restrictive care options.
(g) In addition to the requirements of subsections (e) and (f), the
plan must identify all relevant benefits and costs of offering a
continuum of care for eligible individuals, including the following:
(1) The effects on quality of life for eligible individuals
(2) The effects on families of eligible individuals receiving
(3) The effects on the state budget.
(4) The effects on the state's economy.
(h) The office shall file with the legislative council and the
(1) a preliminary report not later than September 30, 2001;
(2) a final report not later than June 30, 2002.
The preliminary report required under this subsection must
substantially address each item described in subsections (e)
through (g). The final report must include the completed plan
developed by the office.
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