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Senate Bill 0295

Senate Bill 0295

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB 295 (Updated February 17, 2010 9:42 pm - DI 77)

Family and social services. Establishes the committee on the administration of public assistance (committee) and specifies the committee's responsibilities. Authorizes the disclosure of a Social Security number for the administration of a state funded health plan. Specifies the amount and the manner in which the state is to complete in a timely manner the allotment process and distribute funds to the area agencies on aging (agency) for the provision of home and community based services. Specifies the notice procedures for the division of aging and the bureau of developmental disabilities services to follow against certain providers regulated by the division or the bureau. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to ensure that public assistance services are: (1) provided in a timely and safe manner; (2) provided in accordance with state and federal law; and (3) appropriate to the needs of the individual. Imposes various requirements on the division of family resources (division) concerning the provision of public assistance services. Establishes the office of quality control within the division and sets forth the office's duties. Requires the office to: (1) with the budget agency, project the costs and savings of required changes; and (2) report to the budget committee and the legislative council on the status of implementing the required changes. Requires the office to post specified material on the office's web site. Requires the division on aging to establish a provider network and a program and standards for providers of home and community based services for persons in the CHOICE program. Authorizes the director of the division of aging and the bureau of developmental disabilities to issue certain notice orders against a provider that violates rules issued by the division for a program in which the provider is providing services. Provides the agency with flexibility in the management of certain program funding, and prohibits the division of aging from imposing restrictions that are not in the division's contract with an agency. Requires the dissemination of specified information as part of: (1) a nursing facility's notification to applicants; (2) the nursing facility preadmission screening program; and (3) the hospital discharge process. Allows spouses and parents of individuals who are at risk of being institutionalized to provide attendant care services, and limits the amount of services that can be reimbursed. Allows certain individuals who were convicted of a drug offense but have not been convicted of another drug offense in the previous 5 years to receive food stamps. Provides an exception to the 5 year prohibition to individuals who are receiving treatment and drug and alcohol testing. Allows an area agency on aging to make presumptive eligibility determinations for the aged and disabled Medicaid waiver under specified circumstances. Provides for a part of specified federal dollars to be disbursed to local programs that provide prevention and treatment services to individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic substance abuse and dependence and are without significant or immediate treatment needs. Requires a family to receive a cash assistance benefit of at least $10 under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program if certain income standards and employment earnings are met. Specifies that access to a child support enforcement program and IMPACT (JOBS) training program are included as TANF services for certain eligible families. Changes the time frame in which certain Medicaid notices or bulletins may become effective, from 45 days to 30 days, after issuance. Specifies that certain recreation programs for school age children may be exempt from licensure requirements. Removes language that specifies staffing requirements for the Evansville State Hospital and the Evansville State Psychiatric Treatment Center for Children. Establishes the council for Evansville state hospitals. Requires the release of certain mental health care information in certain circumstances. Transfers administrative rules concerning aging to the division of aging. Repeals: (1) a provision that requires the adult protective services unit and the division of aging to destroy any records concerning a report concerning an endangered adult that is unsubstantiated; and (2) the definition of "case management".Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to make certain calculations of savings, use the calculated savings, and ensure that costs for services do not exceed funding available. Makes technical changes.
    Current Status:
    Out of Committee 2nd House
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