House Bill #6144 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL

Amends the membership of the long-term care coordinating council from forty-one (41) members to thirty-three (33) members.

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  • 2017 – H 6144
  • 2017 – H 6144 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • LC002553
  • LC002553/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING
  • COUNCIL
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, McNamara, Hull, Costantino, and Slater
  • Date Introduced: April 26, 2017
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • (Lieutenant Governor)
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 23-17.3-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-17.3 entitled "Long- term Care Coordinating Council" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 23-17.3-2. Membership.
  • The council shall be comprised of forty-one (41) thirty-nine (39) members, as follows: the lieutenant governor or designee; the secretary of state or designee; the director of the department of health or designee; the director of the department secretary of the office of health and human services or designee; the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals or designee; the attorney general or designee; the director of the department division of elderly affairs or designee; the chair of the Rhode Island advisory commission on aging or designee; the president director of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or designee; the director of the Alliance for Long-term Care state long-term care ombudsman or designee; the president of the Rhode Island Senior Center Directors Association or designee; the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or designee; a representative of a not-for-profit long-term care provider organization other than a nursing home owner, a representative of a long-term care service provider that primarily serves persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities and a representative of an assisted living residence other than a nursing home, to be appointed by the governor; a representative of a not-for-profit nursing home to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; five (5) citizens of the state with no direct or indirect interest in nursing home ownership who have demonstrated concern for the care of the elderly, two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the lieutenant governor, two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one of whom shall be appointed by the President of the senate; a public member with no direct interest in long-term care ownership representing a senior advocacy organization, to be appointed by the governor; a representative of an adult day care center the state program of all-inclusive care of the elderly to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of senior housing to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a representative of a not-for-profit home health care agency and hospice provider organization to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of a for profit home health care agency to be appointed by the speaker; and a representative of a community mental health center, to be appointed by the president of the senate; a registered nurse experienced in the care of the elderly, to be appointed by the governor; a representative of nonmanagerial nursing home employees, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; three (3) members of the house, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; a nursing home owner, to be appointed by the speaker; two (2) members of the senate, not more than one from the same political party to be appointed by the president of the senate; one consumer of home and community based care or a caregiver of a consumer of home and community based care, to be appointed by the speaker from a list of three (3) submitted by the chairperson of the independent living council; one consumer of home and community based care behavioral health services or a representative of a mental health advocacy organization to be appointed by the president of the senate from a list of three (3) submitted by the chairperson of the Governor's Council on Mental Health; a member of the public representing the interests of parents of children with special care needs to be appointed by the president of the senate; a family member of a person with developmental disabilities to be appointed by the speaker of the house; a person with developmental disabilities or a representative of an organization that advocates for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; and a general physician or advanced nurse practitioner with experience in serving persons with long-term care and behavioral needs to be appointed by the president of the senate and a psychiatrist specializing in the medical problems of the elderly, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor. Members of the general public may be appointed in lieu of legislators, provided that at least one member shall be appointed from the house and one from the senate, and the appointments shall be made by the same authority as for the legislators supplanted. The members of the council shall serve two (2) year terms, expiring on the second anniversary of each individual's appointment commencing July 1, 2017, expiring on June 20, 2019, and reappointed every two (2) years thereafter or, on the date that their respective successors are appointed and qualified, whichever is later unless their respective successors are appointed and qualified to fill the remainder of their term.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC002553 ========
  • The council shall be comprised of forty-one (41) thirty-three (33) members, as follows: the lieutenant governor or designee; the secretary of state or designee; the director of the department of health or designee; the director secretary of the department executive office of health and human services or designee; the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals or designee; the attorney general or designee; the director of the department division of elderly affairs or designee; the chair of the Rhode Island advisory commission on aging or designee; the president director of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or designee; the director of the Alliance for Long-term Care state long-term care ombudsman or designee; the president of the Rhode Island Senior Center Directors Association or designee; the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or designee; a representative of a not-for-profit long-term care provider organization other than a nursing home owner, and a representative of a long-term care service provider that primarily serves persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities, both to be appointed by the governor; and a representative of an assisted living residence other than a nursing home, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a representative of a not-for-profit nursing home to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; five (5) citizens of the state with no direct or indirect interest in nursing home ownership who have demonstrated concern for the care of the elderly, two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the lieutenant governor, two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one of whom shall be appointed by the President of the senate; a public member with no direct interest in long-term care ownership representing a senior advocacy organization, to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of an adult day care center the state program of all inclusive care of the elderly, to be appointed by the speaker lieutenant governor; a representative of senior housing to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a representative of a not-for-profit home health care agency hospice provider organization, to be appointed by the speaker senate president; a licensed home care provider or a licensed home nursing care provider, to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of a for profit home health care agency to be appointed by the speaker; and a representative of a community mental health center, to be appointed by the president of the senate; a registered nurse experienced in the care of the elderly, to be appointed by the governor; a representative of nonmanagerial nursing home employees, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor president of the senate; three (3) two (2) members of the house, not more than two (2) one from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; a nursing home owner, to be appointed by the speaker; two (2) members of the senate, not more than one from the same political party, to be appointed by the president of the senate; one consumer of home and community based care or a caregiver of a consumer of home and community based care, to be appointed by the speaker from a list of three (3) submitted by the chairperson of the independent living council lieutenant governor; one consumer of home and community based care to be appointed by the president of the senate from a list of three (3) submitted by the chairperson of the Governor's Council on Mental Health behavioral health services or a caregiver of a consumer of behavioral health services, to be appointed by the speaker; a member of the public representing the interests of parents of children with special care needs, to be appointed by the president of the senate governor; a family member of a person with developmental disabilities to be appointed by the speaker of the house; a person with developmental disabilities or a representative of an organization that advocates for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a general physician or advanced practice nurse with experience in serving persons with long-term care and behavioral health needs, to be appointed by the president of the senate; and a psychiatrist specializing in the medical problems of the elderly, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor. Members of the general public may be appointed in lieu of legislators, provided that at least one member shall be appointed from the house and one from the senate, and the appointments shall be made by the same authority as for the legislators supplanted and a representative of a managed care health insurer providing long- term support and services, to be appointed by the governor. The members of the council shall serve two (2) year terms, expiring on the second anniversary of each individual's appointment or on the date that their respective successors are appointed and qualified, whichever is later.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC002553/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING
  • COUNCIL
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  • This act would amend the membership and certain terms of the long-term care coordinating council.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002553 ========
  • This act would amend the membership of the long-term care coordinating council from forty-one (41) members to thirty-three (33) members.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002553/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT

June 06, 2017 at 4:37pm
Yeas: 70 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 4 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan N
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci NV
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh NV
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE AS AMENDED

June 06, 2017 at 4:38pm
Yeas: 71 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 4 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci NV
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh NV
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y