SB 143 (BR 930) - D. Boswell
AN ACT relating to personal-care homes.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216 to define the terms "activities of daily living," "ambulatory," "cabinet," "department," "Level I personal-care-home," "Level II personal-care home," "mobile nonambulatory," "nonambulatory," "nonmobile," "personal-care home," and "secretary"; provide that only personal-care homes meeting standards for certification will be granted a certificate; require the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations; require the Department for Aging and Independent Living to administer the certification requirements; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of providing Medicaid payments for care provided by personal-care homes and to require the study results to be reported by August 1, 2010, permit the cabinet to submit a waiver by October 30, 2010, to allow Medicaid reimbursement for services provided by personal-care homes depending on the results of the study, and provide that upon approval of the waiver Medicaid payments are to be based on level of care with Level I personal-care homes reimbursed at the rate for nursing home care in effect January 1, 2010, with a rate increase by July 1, 2011, and July 1 of each year by the percentage increase in the annual average rate of the consumer price index for medical services and Level II personal-care homes reimbursed at the payment rate for nursing home care in effect January 1, 2010, and then increased to reflect budget provider profiles and level of patient acuity with a rate increase by July 1, 2011, and July 1 of each year by the percentage increase in the annual average rate of the consumer price index for medical services; create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the Office on Personal-Care Homes within the Department for Aging and Independent Living, specify the duties of the office; establish the Personal-Care Homes Advisory Council and specify the membership and terms of the members.
Feb 5-introduced in Senate
Feb 9-to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 10-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)