OLR Research Report


February 15, 2002

 

2002-R-0006

LONG-TERM CARE WORKER SHORTAGE

By: Helga Niesz, Principal Analyst

Susan Price-Livingston, Associate Attorney

Kristina Diamond Arsenault, Legislative Fellow

Mandated Studies/State Planning Bodies Created or Expanded

AR, HI, MD, MS, NC, ND, NH, SC, TX, VA, WV

Education Incentives/Student Loan Repayments

AR, CA, CO, IN, LA, FL, MD, NB, NV, OR, RI, VT, TX

State Income Tax Credits

CA, CO, KS, ME, OR

Limiting Involuntary Overtime

ME, OR, NJ

Special Limited Licenses

CO, GA, FL, IL, KY, MI, UT, VA

Career Ladders/Scope of Practice Expansions

MO, NV, WA, MN, MT, ME, NC, NJ, OR, WI, MA, VA, DE, MI

Task Forces/Study Commissions

CO, GA, IA, KS, MI, MO, NV, NC, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI

Wage Increases/Pass-Throughs

AK, ME, MA, MN, MO, MT, NJ, ND, PA, RI, VT, WA, WI

Improved Access to Health Insurance

GA, NC, NJ, PA, VT

Medicaid Rate Increases Tied to Professional Development Efforts

AK, GA, ME, MN, NC, RI