Engrossed House Bill (H)

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CHOICE program. Defines "countable asset" and amends the definition of "case management" and "eligible individual" for purposes of the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE program). Provides that under the CHOICE program, the division of aging (division): (1) must establish a cost participation schedule for each eligible individual; and (2) may not require a family member or other person to provide services as a condition of eligibility. Requires a case manager from an area agency on aging to perform initial verification and reverification of an individual's income and assets for the CHOICE CHOICE program. Defines "countable asset" and amends the definition of "case management" and "eligible individual" for purposes of the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE program). Provides that under the CHOICE program, the division of aging (division): (1) must establish a cost participation schedule for each eligible individual; and (2) may not require a family member or other person to provide services as a condition of eligibility. Requires a case manager from an area agency on aging to perform initial verification and reverification of an individual's income and assets for the CHOICE program. Requires the division to convene collaborative work groups with area agencies on aging to develop policies that establish: (1) a person-centered planning process, supported by a needs-based assessment tools, to be used; and (2) the percentage of program dollars adequate to provide case management services; (3) training necessary; (4) data collection standards; (5) program performance measures; and (6) a cost participation schedule; for the CHOICE program. ... View more