Text: HSB752            Text: HSB754


House Study Bill 753

HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES BILL BY CHAIRPERSON UPMEYER) Passed House, Date Passed Senate Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to a single point of entry long=term living 2 resources system. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6486HC 81 5 pf/je/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS == SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY 1 2 LONG=TERM LIVING RESOURCES SYSTEM. 1 3 1. The general assembly finds that access to information 1 4 regarding all components of the long=term living resources 1 5 system is necessary to empower consumers in planning, 1 6 evaluating, and making decisions to appropriately meet their 1 7 individual long=term living needs. This access should be 1 8 provided through a single point of entry into an integrated, 1 9 seamless system that facilitates navigation of the variety of 1 10 private and public resources available, minimizes service 1 11 fragmentation, reduces duplication of administrative paperwork 1 12 and procedures, enhances individual choice, supports informed 1 13 decision making, and increases the cost=effectiveness of long= 1 14 term living services and support systems. 1 15 2. a. A single point of entry long=term living resources 1 16 system team is created, consisting of the following members: 1 17 (1) The director of the department of elder affairs, or 1 18 the director's designee. 1 19 (2) The director of the department of human services, or 1 20 the director's designee. 1 21 (3) The director of public health, or the director's 1 22 designee. 1 23 (4) The director of the department of inspections and 1 24 appeals, or the director's designee. 1 25 (5) The commissioner of insurance, or the commissioner's 1 26 designee. 1 27 (6) The executive director of the Iowa finance authority, 1 28 or the executive director's designee. 1 29 (7) The director of the department of veterans affairs, or 1 30 the director's designee. 1 31 (8) The director of the department of workforce 1 32 development, or the director's designee. 1 33 (9) A representative of the office of the governor. 1 34 (10) The director of an area agency on aging or the 1 35 director's designee and a consumer member selected by the 2 1 director. 2 2 (11) The state director of the AARP Iowa chapter or the 2 3 state director's designee and a consumer member selected by 2 4 the state director. 2 5 (12) The chairperson of the older Iowans legislature or 2 6 the chairperson's designee and a consumer member selected by 2 7 the chairperson. 2 8 (13) A representative of the Iowa hospital association. 2 9 (14) A representative of the Iowa pharmacy association. 2 10 (15) A representative of the Iowa health care association. 2 11 (16) A representative of the Iowa association of community 2 12 providers. 2 13 (17) The director of the university of Iowa center on 2 14 aging, or the director's designee. 2 15 (18) Two members of the senate and two members of the 2 16 house of representatives, with not more than one member from 2 17 each chamber being from the same political party. 2 18 b. The legislative members of the team shall serve in an 2 19 ex officio, nonvoting capacity. The two senators shall be 2 20 appointed by the president of the senate, after consultation 2 21 with the leaders of the senate, and the two representatives 2 22 shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, after 2 23 consultation with the majority leader and the minority leader 2 24 of the house of representatives. 2 25 c. Public members shall receive actual expenses incurred 2 26 while serving in their official capacity and may also be 2 27 eligible to receive compensation as provided in section 7E.6. 2 28 d. The team shall do all of the following: 2 29 (1) Hold at least four public meetings in at least four 2 30 geographically balanced venues around the state to receive 2 31 input regarding access to the long=term living resources 2 32 system and recommendations for improved access. 2 33 (2) Make recommendations regarding the structure of and 2 34 best means of providing a single point of entry to the long= 2 35 term living resources system. 3 1 (3) Submit a report of the team's findings from the 3 2 meetings described in subparagraph (1) and the team's 3 3 recommendations for establishing a single point of entry to 3 4 the long=term living resources system to the general assembly 3 5 on or before December 1, 2007. The recommendations may 3 6 provide for multiple access sites that are standardized and 3 7 coordinated to provide for access to the single point of 3 8 entry, a management information system that links the 3 9 resources available in order to provide a single electronic 3 10 point of entry to the long=term living resources system, a 3 11 telephonic single point of entry, or suggestions for 3 12 colocation or integration of long=term living resources system 3 13 administration and services. The report shall also include 3 14 recommendations for funding the single point of entry to the 3 15 long=term living resources system through available grants or 3 16 other sources. 3 17 EXPLANATION 3 18 This bill creates a single point of entry long=term living 3 19 resources system team to develop recommendations regarding the 3 20 structure of and best means of providing a single point of 3 21 entry to the long=term living resources system. The bill 3 22 provides for the membership of the team and directs the team 3 23 to submit a report of its findings from required meetings and 3 24 its recommendations for establishing a single point of entry 3 25 to a long=term living resources system to the general assembly 3 26 on or before December 1, 2007. The bill provides that the 3 27 recommendations may provide for multiple access sites that are 3 28 standardized and coordinated to provide for access to the 3 29 single point of entry, a management information system that 3 30 links the resources available in order to provide a single 3 31 electronic point of entry to the long=term living resources 3 32 system, a telephonic single point of entry, or suggestions for 3 33 colocation or integration of long=term living resources system 3 34 administration and services. The report is also to include 3 35 recommendations for funding the single point of entry to the 4 1 long=term living resources system through available grants or 4 2 other sources. 4 3 LSB 6486HC 81 4 4 pf:nh/je/5.1
Text: HSB752            Text: HSB754