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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
In-home health care services. Provides that an individual in need of in-home care who is an eligible Medicaid recipient or a participant in the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE) may employ registered personal services attendants to provide attendant care services. Exempts from these provisions home health agencies, hospice programs, and health care professionals who practice within the scope of their license. Requires an individual in need of in-home care and the individual's case manager to develop an authorized care plan. Requires an individual in need of in-home care to hire a fiscal agent to provide payroll related services. Requires the fiscal agent to register with the office of Medicaid policy and planning. Requires that appropriate federal Medicaid waivers be sought to permit reimbursement of these services under the Medicaid program. Exempts attendant care services performed by a personal services attendant from the practice of medicine and nursing. Makes certain other changes.