5180-S.E AMH JINK MULH 136
ESSB 5180 - H AMD 452
By Representative Jinkins
NOT CONSIDERED 01/05/2018
"The joint legislative advisory committee on aging requires the department of social and health services aging and long-term support administration to convene and lead a work group that includes representatives from the office of the governor, the health care authority, and the employment security department. The work group must complete a study on implementing the long-term services and supports trust program proposed in House Bill No. 1636 (long-term services and support). The work group must:
(a) Identify the administrative start-up costs for the proposed long-term services trust program and a plan for how such costs would be reimbursed from the trust once it is operational;
(b) Determine the respective roles of the department of social and health services aging and long-term support administration, the health care authority, and the employment security department in program administration and operations;
(c) Identify a mechanism to capture potential medicaid savings that result from the program, and create a plan for how the state may work with the federal government to recoup medicaid savings.
The work group shall report the results of the study to joint legislative advisory committee on aging by November 1, 2017.
EFFECT: Requires the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging to task DSHS with convening and leading a work group to study the proposed implementation of a long-term services and supports trust program. Specifies work group membership from the executive branch. Requires the work group to submit a report to the Committee by November 1, 2017.
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