SENATE BILL No. 440
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 12-10-11.5-2; IC 12-10-11.5-6.
Synopsis: Funding for long term care. Specifies that funding for long
term care services includes state and federal dollars available for
institutional care and home and community based services. Requires
savings generated by converting to home and community care to be
used to fund additional home and community based Medicaid waiver
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2005.
January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 440
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-10-11.5-2; (05)IN0440.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-10-11.5-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) This chapter
is subject to funding available to the office of the secretary of family
and social services.
(b) Funding under this chapter includes available state and
federal dollars for long term care services for the elderly and for
the disabled that are used to provide the following:
(1) Institutional care.
(2) Home and community based services.
(b) (c) The secretary and the director of the state budget agency are
responsible for ensuring that the cost of the services provided under
this chapter does not exceed the total amount of funding, including
state and federal funds, that is made available by the budget agency for
the program established under this chapter to provide long term care,
including home and community based services.
SOURCE: IC 12-10-11.5-6; (05)IN0440.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 12-10-11.5-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 6. (a) The office of the
secretary of family and social services shall annually determine any
state savings generated by home and community based services under
this chapter by reducing the use of institutional care.
(b) The secretary shall annually report to the governor, the budget
agency, the budget committee, the select joint commission on Medicaid
oversight, and the executive director of the legislative services agency
the savings determined under subsection (a). A report under this
subsection to the executive director of the legislative services agency
must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
(c) Savings determined under subsection (a)
may must be used to
fund the state's share of additional home and community based
Medicaid waiver slots.
SOURCE: ; (05)IN0440.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.