The following is a list of bills introduced in the 81st Legislative Session that impact providers:
HB 5 – Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
HB 67 – Relating to a medical assistance buy-in program for children with certain developmental disabilities.
HB 87 – Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
HB 158 – Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
HB 216 – Relating to licensing and regulation of certain facilities providing personal care to elderly or disabled persons; providing penalties.
HB 242 – Relating to a personal identification device provided to residents of certain institutions and assisted living facilities.
HB 344 – Relating to reimbursement under the state Medicaid program for health care services associated with certain adverse events.
HB 345 – Relating to a business’s duty to protect sensitive personal information contained in its customer records.
HB 451 – Relating to health benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder.
HB 497 – Relating to a study to determine the effect on the health care infrastructure in this state if the state Medicaid program is abolished or a severe reduction in federal matching money under the program occurs.
SB 25 – Relating to the duration of the interagency task force on ensuring appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities.
SB 35 – Relating to mortality review for certain individuals who are developmentally disabled.
SB 40 – Relating to surveys of certain premises at which home and community-based services providers provide services. (Requires annual survey of all HCS residential and foster care)
SB 70 – Relating to the investigation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.
SB 87 – Relating to adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.
SB 277 – Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services, including protective services and investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation for certain adults who are elderly or disabled; providing a criminal penalty. (Enforcement and sanction policies)
SB 302 – Relating to the implementation of an in-home caregiver demonstration project under the Medicaid program.