2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Item 301 #4s

Item 301 #4s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2005 $1,500,000 FY2006 $1,500,000 GF

Page 232, line 16, strike "$26,433,352" and insert "$27,933,352".
Page 232, line 16, strike "$26,573,352" and insert "$28,073,352".

(This amendment provides $1.5 million each year from the general fund to the Department of Aging to expand statewide the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program that is 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 National Institute of Medicine.)