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

Public Act 634 of 2006

  1. 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.
    • 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 This version was subsequently superceded by another substitute with more changes.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.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on September 19, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2006, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 13, 2006.
  6. Passed 105 to 0 in the House on December 14, 2006, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 30, 2006.

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