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H0877......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
MEDICAID - Adds to existing law to state legislative findings; to establish
a Medicaid program for caregivers; to provide for program criteria; to
require an annual report; and to provide a sunset date.
04/05 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
04/06 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
Rls susp - PASSED - 60-6-4
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon,
Chadderdon, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Jaquet,
Kemp, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, Miller,
Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould,
Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(8), Shirley,
Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Wood,
NAYS -- Barrett, Crow, Lake, McKague, Rydalch, Stevenson
Absent and excused -- Clark, Henbest, Roberts, Shepherd(2)
Floor Sponsor - Block
Title apvd - to Senate
04/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
Rls susp - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough,
Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie,
Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Pearce
Floor Sponsor - Compton
Title apvd - to House
04/07 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
04/10 Pres signed - To Governor
04/12 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 437
Effective: 07/01/06; 07/01/09 Sunset Clause
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 877
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO MEDICAID; AMENDING CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDI-
3 TION OF A NEW SECTION 56-234, IDAHO CODE, TO STATE LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS,
4 TO ESTABLISH A MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CAREGIVERS, TO PROVIDE FOR PROGRAM
5 CRITERIA, TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT; AND PROVIDING A SUNSET DATE.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 56, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 56-234, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 56-234. CAREGIVER SUPPORT. (1) The legislature finds that Idaho medicaid
11 could avoid costs of premature institutional care and ensure delivery of
12 patient-preferred noninstitutional care. Idaho medicaid should support family
13 caregivers who care for persons at risk for progression to nursing home levels
14 of care.
15 (2) The director of the department of health and welfare shall:
16 (a) Establish a medicaid program for caregivers of persons who meet
17 financial eligibility criteria for medicaid and who do not currently meet
18 criteria for nursing facility levels of care but are at risk of
19 progressing to nursing facility levels of care as demonstrated by appro-
20 priate clinical assessment and whose informal caregivers have a demon-
21 strated state of physical, emotional or mental fatigue; and
22 (b) Use an established scale to measure caregiver capacity and vulner-
23 ability and to determine eligibility for respite services.
24 (3) This program shall be made available for up to five hundred (500)
25 persons, based on available funding.
26 (4) The director shall make an annual report to the legislature as to the
27 effectiveness of the program established in this section.
28 SECTION 2. This act shall be null, void and of no force and effect on and
29 after July 1, 2009.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Legislature finds that Idaho Medicaid could avoid costs of
premature nursing facility placement by establishing a Medicaid
respite care program for vulnerable caregivers of persons who
meet financial eligibility criteria for Medicaid and who are at
risk of nursing home levels of care.
This program is intended to be budget neutral within the capped
appropriation for Medicaid Nursing Facilities and the Aged and
Disabled Waiver, and further controlled through a limit on the
number of persons who can enroll in the program.
Name: Representative Sharon Block
Senator Richard "Dick" Compton
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 877