HB 1873 -- Personal Care Assistance Services
This bill changes the requirements for financial assistance for
personal care services. The bill:
(1) Removes the requirement that an applicant and his or her
spouse have an adjusted income within 300% of the federal poverty
level, less any disability-related medical expenses;
(2) Specifies that in order to establish financial need an
applicant can demonstrate disability-related medical and
reasonable living expenses as approved by the Department of
Health and Senior Services;
(3) Removes the requirement that an applicant's spouse submit
documentation of his or her income; and
(4) Stipulates that each consumer who participates in the
program is responsible for a monthly premium between zero and 5%
of his or her income as specified in the bill.
The bill contains an emergency clause.