2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

Item 284 #2h

Item 284 #2h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2009 $400,000 FY2010 $912,840 GF

Page 255, line 45, strike "$30,168,128" and insert "$30,568,128".
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(This amendment provides $400,000 in the first year and $912,840 in the second year from the general fund to the Department of Aging to expand 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.)