DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Home and community based services. Requires the division of aging to: (1) implement a program and standards for identifying, recruiting, training, certifying, and enrolling individuals to be independent providers of home and community based care services; and (2) establish a network of independent providers of home and community based services with certain requirements. Allows spouses and parents of individuals who are at risk of being institutionalized to provide limited attendant care services that may be reimbursed. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to calculate certain savings, report the calculations to specified persons, and use the savings to provide home and community based services to additional individuals. 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. Requires homemaker services attendants to register with the division of aging for the state registry for self-directed in-home care. Allows an area agency on aging to make presumptive eligibility determinations for the aged and disabled Medicaid waiver under specified circumstances. Specifies that this act is subject to available funding for certain services.