2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Martin
JCHC-Adult Care Residences (language only)

Item 388 #1s

Item 388 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

“The Department of Social Services shall develop protocols for its licensing staff to obtain and utilize information from residents of adult care residences and their family members as part of its process for renewing adult care residence licenses.  The Department shall promulgate the necessary regulations to implement this requirement.”

(This amendment Improving the quality of care provided to residents of adult care residences (ACRs) can be enhanced through the input of the residents themselves as well as their family members. While Department of Social Services (DSS) staff informally interview family members who may be visiting a resident, there are no written protocols or requirement that DSS staff do so. This amendment (language only) requires DSS to develop protocols for its licensing staff to seek input from ACR residents and their families. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.