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House Bill 1428

House Bill 1428

ARCHIVE (2013)

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Home and community based services and brain injury services. Establishes the division of brain injury and cognitive rehabilitative services (division) within the office of the secretary of family and social services and sets forth the division's duties. Establishes the office of client rights and protections within the division. Establishes the program and policy review advisory committee. Requires Medicaid to include traumatic brain injury services. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a Medicaid waiver to provide brain injury services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other acquired brain injuries. Requires the division of aging to meet specified requirements in the distribution of funds for the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE) to area agencies on aging. Specifies that funds that are appropriated to CHOICE: (1) may not be used as a match for Medicaid waiver services or for any other purpose; and (2) may not revert to the state general fund. Specifies funds available for home and community based long term care services (HCBS). Requires the division of aging to provide HCBS statewide and specifies that the services available must include the services included in the program on January 1, 2013. Specifies that an individual who is eligible for HCBS must receive services specified in a care plan that has been agreed to by the individual unless the individual specifies in writing that the individual would like to receive care in a nursing facility or institutional setting. Requires the office of the secretary to eliminate the waiting list of eligible individuals seeking HCBS and requires an individual who was on the waiting list on July 1, 2013, to
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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