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SB 542: Nursing Home Diversion Program


Nursing Home Diversion Program; Directs the Agency for Health Care Administration to expand the nursing home diversion program to include Medicaid recipients who meet certain criteria. Specifies locations for phased-in implementation of the program. Revises conditions for enrollment in the program. Provides for Medicaid recipient choice with regard to contractors. Requires the Department of Elderly Affairs and the agency to seek federal waivers to limit the number of nursing home contractors in additional locations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7109 (Ch. 2011-135)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Regulation (HR)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/24/2011 Senate • Filed
    2/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Health Regulation; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget -SJ 48
    3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
    5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7109 (Ch. 2011-135)

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  • SB 542, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/24/2011 at 2:02 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 267 Nursing Home Diversion Program Perman Identical Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7109 (Ch. 2011-135)
    Location: In committee/council (HSQS)
    H 7109 (er) Medicaid Health and Human Services Committee Compare Last Action: 6/2/2011 Chapter No. 2011-135, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7107 (Ch. 2011-134), SB 2144 (Ch. 2011-61)
    Location: Became Law

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    408.040 Conditions and monitoring. Page 8 (pdf), Page 9 (pdf)
    409.912 Cost-effective purchasing of health care. Page 2 (pdf)

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