PA 15-19—sHB 6717

Aging Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM

SUMMARY: This act (1) renames the Community Choices program as the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program and (2) requires the Department on Aging to administer it as part of its CHOICES program.

The ADRC program provides seniors, caregivers, and people with disabilities with a single, coordinated information and access program for long-term support and institutional services. It is the state's designated ADRC program pursuant to the federal Older Americans Act (P. L. 109-365). The CHOICES program provides seniors and Medicare beneficiaries with, among other things, health insurance information and counseling.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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