Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Continuum of care for the elderly and disabled. Requires
the office of the secretary of family and social services to develop a
plan to assure that services provided under programs administered by
the office match the needs of the individuals receiving the services as
closely as possible. Specifies certain topics that the plan must address.
Requires the office to file a preliminary report with the legislative
council not later than September 30, 2001, and a final report not later
than June 30, 2002.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.
(1) A detailed listing of the specific care options that will comprise the continuum of care, from least restrictive to most restrictive.
(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 receiving services.
(2) The effects on families of eligible individuals receiving services.
(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 governor:
(1) a preliminary report not later than September 30, 2001; and
(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.