2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Task Force to Implement Olmstead Recommendations (language only)

Item 298 #2s

Item 298 #2s

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 228, after line 50, insert:
"C.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall convene a task force to develop a plan for serving persons with disabilities that implements the recommendations of the
decision (Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 [1999]).  The members of the task force shall represent the interests of consumers who may be impacted by the plan as well as a broad array of service providers at the state and local level.  The task force shall report regularly to the Joint Commission on Health Care and accept input from the Commission as the plan is developed.  All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the task force in its development of the plan, upon request.  The task force shall submit its final recommendations to the Governor and to the Joint Commission on Health Care, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee by August 31, 2003."

(This amendment requires the establishment of a task force to implement recommendations from the Olmstead case regarding services for disabled persons.)