SB 234 (BR 2392) - D. Harper Angel, W. Blevins Jr
AN ACT relating to resources for caregivers of individuals with mental retardation.
Create a section of KRS Chapter 205 to define "aging caregiver"; create a centralized resource, counseling, and referral center within the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services designed as a one-stop, seamless system to provide aging caregivers with information, consultation, and assistance with choices and planning for long-term supports for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities; establish the services to be provided by the center; require the center to operate a toll-free number during regular business hours and to post information regarding services on a Web site; require the center to use information technology to track services provided and to follow-up with individuals served; require the center to make resource information available to the support broker and any representative of an individual who is participating in a Medicaid consumer directed option; permit the department to contract with a private entity to carry out the responsibilities of the center; and permit the center to provide services to individuals of any age who are caregivers of individuals with mental retardation or developmental disability.
Feb 27-introduced in Senate
Mar 1-to Health and Welfare (S)
Mar 8-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 9-2nd reading; returned to Health and Welfare (S)