SB 526 - Under current law, vendors of consumer-directed services shall monitor the performance of the personal care assistance service plans. This act requires that such monitoring be unscheduled and occur in-person at a time when the personal care attendant is scheduled to be at the consumer's home. The vendor shall document that the attendant was present and providing services as set forth in the plan of care. If the attendant is not present or not providing services, the vendor shall notify the Department of Health and Senior Services and may suspend services to the consumer.
This act also requires vendors to notify consumers during orientation that falsification of personal care attendant time sheets shall be considered and reported to the Department as fraud. Such orientation shall take place in the presence of the personal care attendant, to the fullest extent possible.
Finally, under this act, a vendor of consumer-directed services shall submit an annual cost report to the Department within 90 days of the close of its fiscal year. This act specifies the authenticated documents which shall be submitted, including copies of leases, management reports, contracts with consultants, and federal and state income tax returns with documentation of expenditures, by line item. If requested in writing, the Department may grant a reasonable extension of the filing date with a showing of good cause. The Department may withhold funding if a vendor does not submit the required documentation, provided that such funding is released upon receipt of the proper documentation.