House Bill (S)

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CHOICE programs. Amends the definition of "case management" and "eligible individual" for purposes of the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE program). Provides that under the CHOICE program the division of aging (division): (1) must establish a cost participation schedule for each eligible individual; (2) may reverify certain eligible individuals; and (3) may not require a family member or other person to provide services as a condition of eligibility. Requires the division to collaborate with area agencies on aging to develop a needs based assessment tool and policies for the CHOICE program. CHOICE programs. Amends the definition of "case management" and "eligible individual" for purposes of the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE program). Provides that under the CHOICE program the division of aging (division): (1) must establish a cost participation schedule for each eligible individual; (2) may reverify certain eligible individuals; and (3) may not require a family member or other person to provide services as a condition of eligibility. Requires the division to collaborate with area agencies on aging to develop a needs based assessment tool and policies for the CHOICE program.