Sec. 17b-417. State ombudsman duties re pilot program in managed residential communities. Report. (a) The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall
develop and implement a pilot program, within available appropriations, to provide
assistance and education to residents of managed residential communities, as defined
in section 19a-693, who receive assisted living services from an assisted living services
agency licensed by the Department of Public Health in accordance with chapter 368v.
The assistance and education provided under such pilot program shall include, but not
be limited to: (1) Assistance and education for residents who are temporarily admitted
to a hospital or long-term care facility and return to a managed residential community;
(2) assistance and education for residents with issues relating to a residency agreement
for a managed residential community; and (3) assistance and education for residents to
assure adequate and appropriate services are being provided including, but not limited
to, adequate and appropriate services for individuals with cognitive impairments.
(b) The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall develop and implement the pilot program in cooperation with managed residential communities and assisted living services agencies. Priority of assistance and education shall be given to residents of managed residential communities who participate in subsidized assisted living programs authorized under sections 8-206e, 17b-347e, 17b-365, 17b-366 and 19a-6c. To the extent allowed by available appropriations, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall also provide assistance and education under the pilot program to residents in managed residential communities who do not participate in said subsidized assisted living programs.
(c) Not later than June 30, 2005, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall submit a report on the pilot program to the Commissioners of Social Services and Public Health, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health and appropriations, and to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging. The report shall be submitted in accordance with section 11-4a.
(P.A. 04-158, S. 2; P.A. 07-252, S. 82; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2, S. 42.)
History: P.A. 04-158 effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 07-252 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to make assistance and education available to residents who are temporarily admitted, rather than discharged, and amended Subsec. (a)(2) to substitute "residency agreement" for "admissions contract", effective July 12, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing "19-13-D105 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies" with "19a-693".
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