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SF 3359

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/31/2016 09:18am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing an activities of daily living
reimbursement system.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services shall
develop and administer a pilot program for a medical assistance reimbursement system
to address the shortage of personal care assistants (PCAs) to serve people with a high
number of dependencies in activities of daily living (ADLs).
new text end

new text begin (b) Only personal care assistants serving individuals with dependencies in six or
more ADLs are eligible for the pilot program.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Activities of daily living" or "ADL" has the meaning given in section
256B.0659, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) "Personal care assistance provider agency" has the meaning given in section
256B.0659, subdivision 1, paragraph (l).
new text end

new text begin (e) "Personal care assistant" or "PCA" has the meaning given in section 256B.0659,
subdivision 1, paragraph (m).
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner shall seek necessary federal authority to implement the pilot
program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement rates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall
reimburse a personal care assistance provider agency at the rate of $22.50 per hour. PCAs
shall receive an $18 per hour wage for services provided under the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin By April 1, 2017, the commissioner of human services
shall submit a report on the pilot program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance.
At a minimum, the report must include: (1) an overview of the pilot program design; (2)
an analysis of whether higher compensation for PCAs alleviates the shortage of services
available for individuals in the program; and (3) an analysis of whether PCAs receive
adequate training to serve individuals with a high number of dependencies in ADLs.
new text end