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SF 3033

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 02:50pm

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; expanding services available through essential
community supports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0922,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0922, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Essential community supports.

(a) The purpose of the essential
community supports program is to provide targeted services to persons age 65 and older
who need essential community support, but whose needs do not meet the level of care
required for nursing facility placement under section 144.0724, subdivision 11.

(b) Essential community supports are available not to exceed $400 per person per month.
Essential community supports may be used as authorized within an authorization period
not to exceed 12 months. Services must be available to a person who:

(1) is age 65 or older;

(2) is not eligible for medical assistance;

(3) has received a community assessment under section 256B.0911, subdivision 3a or
3b, and does not require the level of care provided in a nursing facility;

(4) meets the financial eligibility criteria for the alternative care program under section
256B.0913, subdivision 4;

(5) has a community support plan; and

(6) has been determined by a community assessment under section 256B.0911,
subdivision 3a or 3b, to be a person who would require provision of at least one of the
following services, as defined in the approved elderly waiver plan, in order to maintain their
community residence:

(i) adult day services;

(ii) caregiver support;

(iii) homemaker support;

(iv) chores;

(v) a personal emergency response device or system;

(vi) home-delivered meals; deleted text beginor
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(vii) community living assistance as defined by the commissionerdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (viii) respite care; or
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new text begin (ix) adult companion services.
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(c) The person receiving any of the essential community supports in this subdivision
must also receive service coordination, not to exceed $600 in a 12-month authorization
period, as part of their community support plan.

(d) A person who has been determined to be eligible for essential community supports
must be reassessed at least annually and continue to meet the criteria in paragraph (b) to
remain eligible for essential community supports.

(e) The commissioner is authorized to use federal matching funds for essential community
supports as necessary and to meet demand for essential community supports as outlined in
subdivision 2, and that amount of federal funds is appropriated to the commissioner for this