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Raised Bill No. 111

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 894

 

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Referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES

 

Introduced by:

 

(HS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Social Services, in consultation with the Commissioner on Aging, shall conduct a study of nursing homes to determine whether (1) there is a sufficient number of nursing homes in the state, and (2) the services offered by such nursing homes meet the need for long-term care.

(b) The study conducted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall include, but not be limited to, a report on: (1) Decreases or increases in total nursing home population annually for fiscal years 2010 to 2015, inclusive; (2) state budget expenditures on nursing home care in each of said fiscal years; and (3) whether any programmatic or legislative changes are needed to better serve adults in need of institutionalized care.

(c) Not later than July 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Social Services shall report on the results of the study done pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging and human services. Such report may include the commissioner's recommendations for addressing identified gaps in the provision of services and improving access to such services.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To determine whether nursing home services are sufficient to serve those in need of institutionalized care.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]