PA 15-102—SB 862

Human Services Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE PAYMENT TO CERTAIN FACILITIES FOR RESERVED BEDS

SUMMARY: By law, the Department of Social Services may pay State Supplement Program benefits directly to licensed residential care homes or rated housing facilities on behalf of a recipient, even when the recipient is temporarily absent. This act prohibits such payments when the recipient's bed is not otherwise available during his or her absence (e. g. , if the home or facility experiences structural damage).

By law, “rated housing facilities” are (1) boarding facilities or homes licensed by the developmental services, mental health and addiction services, or children and families departments and (2) New Horizons, Inc. (a state-subsidized, independent living facility in Farmington for people with severe physical disabilities).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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