2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Thomas
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Item 301 #4h

Item 301 #4h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2003 $1,500,000 FY2004 $1,500,000 GF

Page 233, line 26, strike "$24,135,900" and insert "$25,635,900".
Page 233, line 26, strike "$24,135,900" and insert "$25,635,900".

(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.)