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2005 House Bill 5389: Create long term care “single points of entry”

Public Act 634 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Rick Shaffer (R) on November 1, 2005 To establish a “single point of entry” program for individuals seeking long-term care, including that paid by Medicaid. Local single point of entry agencies would provide information regarding long term care options, financial determinations of eligibility, support and services available and referrals. Under the bill there would first be three pilot projects in different parts of the state to try the system out for three years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Senior Health, Security and Retirement Committee on November 1, 2005
Reported in the House on May 2, 2006 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 19, 2006 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superceded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2006
Substitute offered by Rep. David Farhat (R) and Rep. John Pastor (R) on September 19, 2006 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. It would authorize a total of four pilot projects, not three.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Rick Shaffer (R) on September 19, 2006
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2006
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on September 19, 2006
Received in the Senate on September 20, 2006
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on September 20, 2006
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2006 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 13, 2006 To sunset the bill after 2011, and establish cost-effectiveness criteria by which the pilot programs would be evaluated.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 13, 2006
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2006 (same description)
To establish a “single point of entry” program for individuals seeking long-term care, including that paid by Medicaid. Local single point of entry agencies would provide information regarding long term care options, financial determinations of eligibility, support and services available and referrals. Under the bill there would first be three pilot projects in different parts of the state to try the system out for three years.
Received in the House on December 13, 2006
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on December 14, 2006 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 30, 2006

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