Long Term Care Committee
Establishes an interagency committee on long term care to develop a coordinated approach to deliver long term care services.
TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 346D-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding four new definitions to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:
""Consumer" means a long-term care service recipient who has a physical or mental illness, injury, or disability or who suffers from any cognitive impairment that restricts or limits the person's activities of daily living or activities of daily living and who is under the care of a provider.
"Long-term care" means home- or community-based care provided to a consumer that is designed to maintain the consumer's independence and autonomy in the consumer's residence and includes support services such as personal, respite, attendant, residential, or institutional care; case management; services such as meals, homemaker, home repair, transportation, companion, adult day health care, emergency response, or day habilitation; physical, occupational, or speech therapy; nursing; or help with chores.
"Residence" means a consumer's home, an independent living center, an adult day health care facility, a community center, an assisted living facility, an adult residential care facility, a nursing home, or a senior citizen center.
"Service delivery system" means a unified statewide, comprehensive home- and community-based service delivery system that integrates and coordinates all health, medical, and social services that meet the individual needs of consumers and support them in remaining in their own homes and communities."
SECTION 2. Chapter 346D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding three new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§346D- Interagency committee on long-term care; established. (a) There is established an interagency committee on long-term care that shall be attached to the department of health for administrative purposes.
The members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed their necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, including travel expenses.
(b) Members of the interagency committee on long-term care shall be the heads of the following agencies or their designated representatives:
(1) The state executive office on aging;
(2) The department of health;
(3) The department of human services;
(4) The department of labor and industrial relations;
(6) The commission on persons with disabilities;
(7) The department of commerce and consumer affairs' insurance division; and
(8) The chief executive officer of the Hawaii health systems corporation.
(c) The interagency committee on long-term care shall design and implement a coordinated service delivery system that fulfills the legislative mandate to develop a coordinated long-term care system.
(d) The governor shall appoint a chairperson from the membership of the interagency committee on long-term care.
§346D- Service delivery system; components and principles. The interagency committee on long-term care shall take into consideration, with available resources, the following principles in the design, development, and implementation of the integrated long-term care delivery system in order to:
(1) Ensure the dignity and respect of consumers in the treatment and support provided;
(2) Tailor home- and community-based long-term care services and programs to provide full access and coordination to meet the individual needs of consumers;
(3) Develop and provide home- and community-based long-term care services and programs of the highest quality;
(4) Provide for consumer self-determination by providing options for individual choice and consumer input in home- and community-based long-term care;
(5) Implement a state policy that defines the State's obligation regarding long-term care by integrating applicable state and federal mandates related to long-term care services;
(6) Diversify institutional care options that explore and enhance appropriate alternatives to institutional care; and
(7) Integrate various funding sources to provide quality, affordable services to the consumer.
§346D- Report. No later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session of the legislature, starting with the 2002 regular session, the committee on long-term care shall report to the legislature on the progress of the interagency committee on long-term care and the status of the coordinated service delivery system. The report shall include conclusions and recommendations to further the work of the interagency committee on long-term care and to complete the process of integrating the service delivery system in the State."
SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval and shall be repealed on .