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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the secretary of family
and social services to set up a NiteTime Companion pilot program.
Whereas, The commission on mental retardation and
developmental disabilities heard testimony on the NiteTime
Companion program and believes that this concept should be
Whereas, The NiteTime Companion program has been
thoroughly tested by the Wabash Center in Lafayette,
Indiana, and has been operating successfully in Dane
County, Wisconsin, for two years;
Whereas, The NiteTime Companion program provides the
level of supervision necessary to ensure the safety of the
residents of supported living facilities and is cost effective;
Whereas, The safety, care, and well-being of the residents
of supported living facilities are of the utmost importance:
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the secretary of family and social services to seek the waivers and funding necessary to establish four (4) pilot programs of the NiteTime Companion
program, one each in Lake County, Marion County, Monroe County,
and Tippecanoe County.
SECTION 2. That the principal clerk of the house of representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the secretary of family and social services.