The following bills (which may affect long term care providers) were recently introduced in the 82nd Legislative Session:
SB 30: Relating to a pilot project to establish a comprehensive single point of entry for long-term services and supports provided to the aged and physically disabled individuals.
SB 33: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.
SB 43: Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient.
SB 45: Relating to a Medicaid hospital level of care waiver program for certain medically fragile individuals.
SB 47: Relating to the pro re nata administration of psychoactive medications in certain residential health care facilities.
SB 68: Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting.
SB 72: Relating to streamlining of and utilization management in Medicaid long-term care waiver programs.
SB 78: Relating to adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.
SB 80: Relating to public health laboratories administered by the Department of State Health Services.
SB 118: Relating to a court’s authority to order a proposed patient to receive extended outpatient mental health services.