Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Health matters. Provides that changes to the designated coverage area of an area agency on aging may not be made until after a public hearing is held and one year elapses from the date of the hearing. Provides that the definition of "community and home care services" includes services necessary to prevent individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities from being institutionalized and to help such individuals to transition out of health care facilities or group homes. Requires the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled (CHOICE) board to review proposed rules concerning the CHOICE program Health matters. Provides that changes to the designated coverage area of an area agency on aging may not be made until after a public hearing is held and one year elapses from the date of the hearing. Provides that the definition of "community and home care services" includes services necessary to prevent individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities from being institutionalized and to help such individuals to transition out of health care facilities or group homes. Requires the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled (CHOICE) board to review proposed rules concerning the CHOICE program and removes the time requirement for the review. (Current law requires review of proposed rules concerning home and community based services at least three months before the rule may be published.) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to study service provider and systems point of entry reimbursement rates for recipients of early intervention services. Establishes the drug crisis task force and sets forth membership and duties of the task force. Provides that, except when medically necessary, a person, including a governmental entity, may not consent to allow a gender differentiation procedure for an intersex child if the child is in the custody of or under the supervision of the state. Provides that a juvenile court having jurisdiction over an intersex child may allow the intersex child to provide consent for a gender differentiation procedure if certain conditions are met. Requires that the department of child services confidentially maintain certain information on an intersex child who has received a health care service or treatment that is medically necessary. Requires an annual report. Specifies requirements for participation by the state in a multistate nurse licensure compact, including provisions concerning: (1) nurse qualifications, practice, and participation; (2) a compact commission; (3) interstate commission and state board of nursing authority and rulemaking; (4) a coordinated licensure information system; (5) oversight and enforcement; and (6) termination or withdrawal from the compact. Provides immunity from prosecution for certain crimes involving controlled substances to individuals who request medical assistance for another person or report certain crimes and meet other criteria. ... View more