SB 430 - This act requires the Division of Senior Services and Regulation within the Department of Health and Senior Services to create an adult day care program manual to establish uniformity across the state and to offer regional training sessions in order to provide technical assistance or consultation to assist applicants for or holders of licenses or provisional licenses in meeting the requirements of staff qualifications, and other aspects involving the operation of an adult day care program, and to assist in the achievement of programs of excellence related to the provision of adult day care. The program manual and regional training sessions required under this act shall be made available to adult day care programs by January 1, 2014.
In addition, if the Division finds that the adult day care program is in violation of the adult day care provisions in law, the Division shall submit a written report of the findings with respect to compliance or noncompliance with such provisions and the standards established by the Division or in rules. The act sets forth the procedures for responding to such inspection reports. If, after a request for reinspection, the program still does not agree with the findings of the Division, the adult day care program may seek a review of the findings by the Administrative Hearing Commission.
The procedures regarding compliance inspections, investigative complaints and license denials, suspensions and revocations shall be provided to the adult day care program upon licensure and also included in the program manual required to be distributed to the programs under this act.
Also, licensed adult day care programs shall receive comparable reimbursement rates as adult day care programs licensed by the Department of Mental Health which provide care, treatment and habilitation exclusively to adults who have a primary diagnosis of a mental disorder, mental illness, or developmental disability for providing similar day program services.