HB 476 (BR 1875) - D. Watkins, T. Riner, T. Thompson
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.
HB 476 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Delete original provisions and direct the Legislative Research Commission to conduct a study of personal care homes; report findings to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2010.
HFA (1/P, J. Fischer) - Attach the provisions of HB 373.
Feb 23-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H)
Mar 9-posted in committee
Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2010
Mar 15-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Health & Welfare (H); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute