2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

Item 301 #12s

Item 301 #12s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,500,000 GF

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(This amendment provides $1.5 million from the general fund the second year 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 funding for each local program to employ one ombudsman for every 2,000 licensed nursing home and adult care residence in the community. This level of staffing has been recommended by the National Institute of Medicine.)