|SB 5359 - DIGEST|
|(AS OF SENATE 2ND READING 3/13/19)|
Addresses vulnerable adults and state services.
Requires a certified provider, after initial certification, to pay an annual certification fee which will be established in the omnibus appropriations act.
Requires the fee to include the department of social and health services' cost of paying providers for the certification fee attributed to medicaid clients.
Prohibits the fee from being required of government-operated programs or court-appointed receivers.
Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Use the funds to conduct complaint investigations in certified residential services and supports programs;
(2) Cease collecting the fee if the centers for medicare and medicaid services determine that federal funds cannot be appropriated to match state expenditures under this act; and
(3) If the determination is made, notify the office of financial management and the appropriate legislative committees.