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Senate Bill 0527


Senate Bill 0527

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Long term care. Establishes a caretaker support program that is administered by the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services. Sets forth eligibility requirements, caretaker support services, and a reimbursement formula. Adds adult foster care services to the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled (CHOICE) program. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to implement programs that assist disabled and elderly citizens in living with the maximum amount of freedom. Sets forth eligibility requirements for the assisted living Medicaid waiver. Requires providers who wish to offer services to assisted living waiver recipients to: (1) enroll with the bureau of aging services; (2) ensure that the recipient receives specified rights and care; and (3) complete a service plan for the recipient that is updated as specified. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for the following Medicaid waivers: (1) An amendment to the state Medicaid plan to include personal care services. (2) Modification of eligibility requirements to include spousal impoverishment protection. (3) Modification of eligibility requirements to include individuals with income of not more than 300% of the federal Supplemental Security Income level. Encourages the Indiana health facility financing authority to work with for profit health facilities that are partnered with nonprofit agencies in converting licensed beds to less intensive care beds through bonds.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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