HB1208 (2006) Detail

Establishing a committee to study transferring case management responsibilities for home and community based care programs from the department of health and human services to the counties.


HB 1208 – AS INTRODUCED

2006 SESSION

06-2425

05/10

HOUSE BILL 1208

AN ACT establishing a committee to study transferring case management responsibilities for home and community-based care programs from the department of health and human services to the counties.

SPONSORS: Rep. Buzzell, Coos 4

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study transferring case management responsibilities for home and community-based care programs from the department of health and human services to the counties.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06-2425

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT establishing a committee to study transferring case management responsibilities for home and community-based care programs from the department of health and human services to the counties.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study transferring case management responsibilities for home and community-based care programs from the department of health and human services to the counties.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall review administration of the following Medicaid waiver programs: home care for children with severe disabilities, home and community-based care for individuals with acquired brain disorders, home and community-based care for individuals with developmental disabilities, and home and community-based care for the elderly and chronically ill. For each program, the committee shall consider the feasibility of transferring case management responsibility from the department of health and human services to the counties and shall identify program efficiencies and cost savings resulting from such transfer. The committee also shall determine whether the program waiver, approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, would need to be amended in order to restructure the current program. If an amendment is required, it shall be prepared by the department of health and human services and shall be subject to review and approval of the committee. The committee shall solicit information and testimony from the department of health and human services, county administrations, service providers, and any other individuals or agencies that the committee determines may assist it in the performance of its duties.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2006.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1208 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1208 Revision: 9486 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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