SB 244 Creates a pilot program regarding personal care services for certain disabled adults
Sponsor: Dempsey
LR Number: 1115S.01I Fiscal Note: 1115-01
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 3/10/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 244 - This act requires the Division of Senior and Disability Services, within the Department of Health and Senior Services, to establish, subject to appropriations, a pilot project to allow certain relative caregivers to provide personal care services for disabled adults who cannot self-direct their care. The relative caregiver will receive state assistance for personal care services in the same manner as a caregiver providing consumer-directed personal care services for disabled adults. By December 31, 2013, the division shall evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot project as it relates to quality of care, participant satisfaction, and feasibility of continuing the program state-wide. Such evaluation shall be submitted to the department, Governor, and General Assembly.

The pilot project shall expire in six years unless re-authorized by the general assembly.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2568 (2008).