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Chapter 571

H.P. 1183 - L.D. 1671

PART CCCC

Sec. CCCC-1. Shared living model redesign stakeholder group. The Department of Health and Human Services shall convene a stakeholder group to participate in redesigning a shared living model of housing and services for adults with developmental disabilities, including the development of minimum standards for shared living, consideration of a reimbursement system based on the support needs of the individual served and a clear delineation of the responsibilities of the host family, the agencies providing oversight, state and community case managers and department staff.

Sec. CCCC-2. Shared living model responsibilities. The Department of Health and Human Services shall assume responsibility for direct support professional and medication administration training for shared living homes and respite providers beginning July 1, 2010. Agencies providing oversight shall maintain responsibility over the remaining aspects of the shared living homes.

Sec. CCCC-3. Shared living model reimbursement and rules. The Department of Health and Human Services shall reduce the reimbursement rate for the shared living program by 4.5% beginning July 1, 2010. The department is authorized to adopt rules effective October 1, 2010 to establish a reimbursement structure that produces an additional $500,000 in General Fund savings in fiscal year 2010-11. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are major substantive rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2A.

Sec. CCCC-4. Shared living model redesign report requirement. The Department of Health and Human Services shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services on the progress of the stakeholder group in redesigning the shared living model under section 1 on July 1, 2010 and on September 1, 2010.

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