2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
JCHC-Long Term Care Ombudsman

Item 295 #13h

Item 295 #13h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2001 $1,500,000 FY2002 $1,500,000 GF

Page 229, line 25, strike "$18,551,442" and insert "$20,051,442".
Page 229, line 25, strike "$18,551,442" and insert "$20,051,442".

(This amendment provides additional funding to the Department for the Aging to expand statewide the long-term care ombudsman program, operated at the local level by area agencies on aging. This amendment would complete statewide funding of this program, and provide sufficient funds for each local program to employ one ombudsman for every 2,000 licensed nursing home and adult care residence beds in the community. This level of staffing has been recommended by the Institute of Medicine. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)