Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1873 -- Personal Care Assistance Services

Sponsor:  Lembke

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.

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93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated November 29, 2006 at 9:44 am