2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Co-Patron(s): Howell, Spruill
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Funding

Item 333 #4s

Item 333 #4s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,116,111 GF
FY2017 0.00 FY2018 2.00 FTE

Page 333, line 50, strike "$35,069,218" and insert "$37,185,329".


(This amendment provides $2.1 million GF and two positions in FY 2018 from the general fund to fully fund the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. This program acts as a voice of residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to help resolve care problems and basis patient rights and dignity. This funding will meet the standard of one ombudsman per every 2,000 beds, as opposed to current coverage, which is as low as one ombudsman per 5,000 beds.)