CHAPTER 319bb

SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

Table of Contents

Sec. 17b-420. Commission on Aging. Membership. Duties. Authority. Personnel. Agreements with state agencies.

Sec. 17b-420a. “Livable Communities” initiative. Internet portal. Report. Community recognition.

Secs. 17b-421 to 17b-423. Transferred

Sec. 17b-424. Adult foster care program.

Secs. 17b-425 to 17b-427. Transferred

Sec. 17b-427a. Medicare consumers guide.

Sec. 17b-428. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Sec. 17b-429. Information on pharmaceutical drug programs for indigent persons.

Secs. 17b-430 to 17b-449. Reserved


Sec. 17b-420. Commission on Aging. Membership. Duties. Authority. Personnel. Agreements with state agencies. Section 17b-420 is repealed, effective July 1, 2016.

(P.A. 93-262, S. 5, 87; 93-381, S. 9, 39; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-257, S. 11, 12, 21, 58; P.A. 05-77, S. 1; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(b); Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-7, S. 146; P.A. 10-1, S. 5; P.A. 11-139, S. 1; P.A. 14-182, S. 14; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 16-3, S. 209.)

Sec. 17b-420a. “Livable Communities” initiative. Internet portal. Report. Community recognition. (a) For purposes of this section, (1) “livable community” means a community with affordable and appropriate housing, infrastructure, community services and transportation options for residents of all ages, and (2) “age in place” means the ability of residents to stay in their own homes or community settings of their choice regardless of age or disability.

(b) The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall establish a “Livable Communities” initiative to serve as a forum for best practices and a clearinghouse for resources to help municipal and state leaders to design livable communities to allow residents of this state to age in place.

(c) The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall establish and facilitate partnerships with (1) municipal leaders, (2) representatives of municipal senior and social services offices, (3) community stakeholders, (4) planning and zoning boards and commissions, (5) representatives of philanthropic organizations, and (6) representatives of social services and health organizations to (A) plan informational forums on livable communities, (B) investigate innovative approaches to livable communities nationwide, and (C) identify various public, private and philanthropic funding sources to design such communities.

(d) The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors shall establish a single portal on its Internet web site for information and resources concerning the “Livable Communities” initiative.

(e) Not later than July 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, shall submit a report on the initiative to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, housing, human services and transportation.

(f) The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, as part of the livable community initiative established pursuant to this section, shall recognize communities that have implemented livable community initiatives allowing individuals to age in place and to remain in the home setting of their choice. Such initiatives shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Affordable and accessible housing, (2) community and social services, (3) planning and zoning regulations, (4) walkability, and (5) transportation-related infrastructure.

(P.A. 13-109, S. 1; P.A. 14-73, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 16-3, S. 170.)

History: P.A. 13-109 effective July 1, 2013; P.A. 14-73 added Subsec. (f) re recognition of communities, effective July 1, 2014; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 16-3 amended Subsecs. (b) to (f) by replacing “Commission on Aging” with “Commission on Women, Children and Seniors”, amended Subsec. (d) by deleting reference to January 1, 2014, amended Subsec. (e) by replacing “July 1, 2014” with “July 1, 2017” and amended Subsec. (f) by deleting reference to January 1, 2015, effective July 1, 2016.

Secs. 17b-421 to 17b-423. Transferred to Chapter 319d, Secs. 17a-304 to 17a-306, inclusive.

Sec. 17b-424. Adult foster care program. Section 17b-424 is repealed, effective July 1, 2011.

(P.A. 93-212, S. 1, 2; 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 11-44, S. 178.)

Secs. 17b-425 to 17b-427. Transferred to Chapter 319d, Secs. 17a-310, 17a-313 and 17a-314.

Sec. 17b-427a. Medicare consumers guide. Section 17b-427a is repealed, effective May 31, 2001.

(P.A. 99-177, S. 1, 2; P.A. 01-39, S. 2, 3.)

Sec. 17b-428. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). (a) As used in this section:

(1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Social Services;

(2) “Eligible individual” means “PACE program eligible individual”, as defined in Subtitle I of Public Law 105-33, as amended from time to time, or in a waiver application approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

(3) “PACE program” means “PACE program”, as defined in Subtitle I of Public Law 105-33, as amended from time to time, and includes a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly;

(4) “PACE program agreement” means “PACE program agreement”, as defined in Subtitle I of Public Law 105-33, as amended from time to time;

(5) “PACE provider” means “PACE provider”, as defined in Subtitle I of Public Law 105-33, as amended from time to time;

(6) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

(7) “State administering agency” means “state administering agency”, as defined in Subtitle I of Public Law 105-33, as amended from time to time.

(b) Not later than July 1, 1998, the commissioner shall establish a pilot program in which PACE providers deliver PACE program services to eligible individuals in this state pursuant to a PACE program agreement. Under said program, the commissioner, in consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, may initially enter into contracts with integrated service networks which have successfully completed a feasibility study, in conjunction with a PACE technical assistance center, for the provision of PACE program services.

(c) The Department of Social Services shall be the state administering agency for the state of Connecticut responsible for administering PACE program agreements in this state. The department, upon request, shall assist the secretary in establishing procedures for entering into, extending and terminating PACE program agreements for the operation of PACE programs by PACE providers in this state.

(d) The commissioner shall provide medical assistance under this section for PACE program services to eligible individuals who are eligible for medical assistance in this state and enrolled in a PACE program under a PACE program agreement. The commissioner shall seek any waiver from federal law necessary to permit federal participation for Medicaid expenditures for PACE programs in this state.

(e) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 98-198, S. 1, 4.)

History: P.A. 98-198 effective June 8, 1998.

Sec. 17b-429. Information on pharmaceutical drug programs for indigent persons. Section 17b-429 is repealed, effective July 1, 2013.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 104, 131; P.A. 04-257, S. 34; P.A. 13-125, S. 29.)

Secs. 17b-430 to 17b-449. Reserved for future use.

Note: Chapter 319cc is also reserved for future use.