PA 15-40—sSB 287

Aging Committee

Human Services Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES FOR NUTRITIONAL SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

SUMMARY: This act requires the aging and social services departments, together with certain nutrition service stakeholders, to study alternative sources of funding for nutrition services programs. They must report their findings and recommendations to the Aging Committee by July 1, 2016.

By law, the departments and stakeholders must meet quarterly to (1) develop recommendations to address complexities in the administration of nutrition services programs; (2) establish quality control benchmarks for the programs; and (3) help improve the quality, efficiency, and transparency of the elderly nutrition program.

Under prior law, stakeholders included area agencies on aging, access agencies, the Commission on Aging, nutrition providers, representatives of food security programs and contractors, nutrition host site representatives, and consumers. The act specifies that stakeholders include (1) at least one representative each from area agencies on aging, access agencies, the Commission on Aging, and nutrition providers and (2) at least one representative from food security programs, contractors, nutrition host sites, and consumers. The act also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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