Maine LD 90: Resolve, To Ensure Appropriate Personal Needs Allowances for Persons Residing in Long-term Care Facilities

LD 90 (subjects: HEALTH CARE SERVICES , LONG TERM CARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=90&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Peter Stuckey of Portland: (D – District 42) — e-mail

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/22/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
4/16/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 26
(Yeas 97 – Nays 49 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-65) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/23/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-65).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-65) Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-65) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
4/29/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-65), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/30/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
7/16/2015 House Carried over from the Special Appropriations Table to any special or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 90 as originally introduced. L.D. 90 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-65) .

Resolve, To Ensure Appropriate Personal Needs Allowances for Persons Residing in Long-term Care Facilities

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the people of the State need and deserve a variety of well-planned and financially stable long-term care services in home-based and community-based care settings and in nursing facilities in their communities; and

Whereas, recent closures of nursing facilities, in particular in rural and underserved areas of the State, have had a significant impact on Maine families and communities; and

Whereas, in order to provide high-quality care to elderly and disabled persons and to maintain access to services across the State, the Legislature must take immediate action to continue a thoughtful and thorough planning process; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Personal needs allowance for residents of nursing facilities. Resolved: That, by October 1, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend the rules for the MaineCare program to increase the personal needs allowance for persons residing in nursing facilities. The rules must provide for an increase in the personal needs allowance from $40 per month to $50 per month. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Personal needs allowance for residents of residential care facilities. Resolved: That, by October 1, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend the rules for the MaineCare program to increase the personal needs allowance for persons residing in residential care facilities. The rules must provide for an increase in the personal needs allowance from $70 per month to $90 per month. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rules to provide for increases in the personal needs allowances of residents in nursing facilities and residential care facilities. The rules are designated as routine technical rules.

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