Senate Resolution #2669 (2018)

SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Creates a 19 member commission study and provide recommendations on the impact of "Project Sustainability", and who would report back to the Senate by March 1, 2019, and would expire on June 30, 2019.

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  • 2018 – S 2669
  • 2018 – S 2669 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
  • CREATINGA SPECIAL LEGISLATIVECOMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE
  • IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY"IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
  • Introduced By: Senators DiPalma, Seveney, Coyne, Calkin, and Goldin
  • Date Introduced: March 20, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • WHEREAS, In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly enacted legislation to implement "Project Sustainability" within the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, DevelopmentalDisabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH); and
  • WHEREAS, The goal of the Project was to bring predictability, efficiency, and transparency to the way in which the state pays for services for the developmentally disabled; and
  • WHEREAS, Project Sustainability implemented a nationally recognized tool, the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) in order to establish a new rate structure; and
  • WHEREAS, Recently, BHDDH migrated to the SIS-A tool in order to assess its clients; now, therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of seventeen (17) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the Senate, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), or designee; one of whom shallbe the Medicaid Director of the EOHHS, or designee; one of whom shall be the Director of the BHDDH, or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Finance Director of the DDD, or designee; one of whom shallbe the BHDDH Consent Decree Coordinator, or designee; one of whom shallbe the Executive Director of the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI), or designee; one of whom shall be the President of Our Providers Council, or designee; one of whom shall be the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Disability Law Center, or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Associate Director of the DDD, or designee; one of whom shallbe Director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, or designee; and three (3) of whom shall be provider representatives with relevant systems or fiscal expertise, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.
  • In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a General Assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the politicalparty which is entitled to the appointment consent to the member of the generalpublic.
  • 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. 2018
  • ____________
  • S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
  • CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE
  • IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
  • Introduced By: Senators DiPalma, Seveney, Coyne, Calkin, and Goldin
  • Date Introduced: March 20, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • WHEREAS, In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly enacted legislation to implement "Project Sustainability" within the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH); and
  • WHEREAS, The goal of the Project was to bring predictability, efficiency, and transparency to the way in which the state pays for services for the developmentally disabled; and
  • WHEREAS, Project Sustainability implemented a nationally recognized tool, the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) in order to establish a new rate structure; and
  • WHEREAS, Recently, BHDDH migrated to the SIS-A tool in order to assess its clients; now, therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of nineteen (19) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the Senate, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), or designee; one of whom shall be the Medicaid Director of the EOHHS, or designee; one of whom shall be the Director of the BHDDH, or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Finance Director of the DDD, or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Consent Decree Coordinator, or designee; one of whom shall be the Executive Director of the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI), or designee; one of whom shall be the President of Our Providers Council, or designee; one of whom shall be the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Disability Law Center, or designee; one of whom shall be the BHDDH Associate Director of the DDD, or designee; one of whom shall be Director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, or designee; one of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disability Council, or designee; one of whom shall be the Chairperson of Rhode Island Families Organized for Reform Change and Empowerment (RI FORCE), or designee; and three (3) of whom shall be provider representatives with relevant systems or fiscal expertise, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.
  • In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a General Assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which is entitled to the appointment consent to the member of the general public.
  • The purpose of said commission shall be to study and evaluate the impact of Project Sustainability and make recommendations for improvements in its implementation, including, but not limited to, the rate payment methodology.
  • Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the President of the Senate and organize and shallselect, from among the legislators, a chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filed in like manner as the original appointment.
  • Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the President of the Senate and organize and shall select, from among the legislators, a chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filed in like manner as the original appointment.
  • The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.
  • All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.
  • The Joint Committee on Legislative Services is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said commission; and be it further
  • RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the Senate no later than October 31, 2018, and said commission shall expire on June 30, 2019.
  • RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the Senate no later than March 1, 2019, and said commission shall expire on June 30, 2019.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N CREATINGA SPECIALLEGISLATIVECOMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE
  • IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY"IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
  • CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE
  • IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
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  • This resolution would create a seventeen (17) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study and provide recommendations on the impact of "Project Sustainability", and who would report back to the Senate no later than October 31, 2018, and whose life would expire on June 30, 2019. ======== LC005099 ========
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  • This resolution would create a nineteen (19) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study and provide recommendations on the impact of "Project Sustainability", and who would report back to the Senate no later than March 1, 2019, and whose life would expire on June 30, 2019. ======== LC005099/SUB A ========

Votes

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Floor vote for Passage

May 01, 2018 at 4:32pm
Yeas: 35 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y