2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 170
Long-term care services; in-home and community based care; consumer choice and control; Independence Plus Act
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to social services, so as to enact the "Georgia Independence Plus Act"; to provide for certain intentions of the General Assembly; to provide for the establishment of a consumer or family directed care program; to provide for definitions; to provide for the roles and responsibilities of consumers, departments, and fiscal intermediaries; to provide for reimbursement for the cost of background screenings; to provide for review of the program and reports to the General Assembly; to require a plan to reduce the number of certain nursing home bed days; to require an evaluation of the cost effectiveness of the program; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/18/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/17/2003 - Senate Hopper