PA 09-17—sHB 5297
Select Committee on Aging
Human Services Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUS OF THE MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON PROJECT
SUMMARY: The federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration program is a five-year program that permits states to move individuals out of nursing homes or other institutional settings into less-restrictive, community-based settings. This act requires the Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioner to provide MFP status reports to the Human Services and Aging committees, semiannually, starting October 1, 2009.
To meet this requirement, the commissioner must provide the committees with a copy of any report he is required to submit to the federal Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to (1) the program's implementation status, (2) the anticipated date the first eligible participant will transition into the community, and (3) the department's plan to transition additional eligible participants into the community. Reports prepared before October 1, 2009 must be submitted to the committees by that date.
If the commissioner is not required to submit an MFP status report to the federal government during any six-month period, he must prepare and submit his own report addressing these issues to the committees.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2009
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