H.B. 2477, as amended by the House Committee of the Whole, allows the Secretary of the Department on Aging to establish payment schedules for each group of health care providers for long-term care programs under the conditions stated in the Federal Boren Amendment.
The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) proposed an amendment to the duties of the Secretary of SRS contained in K.S.A. 39-708c. The changes proposed the usage of language which would conform to the powers of the Department on Aging established in H.B. 3047. Additionally, the Secretary of SRS proposed that the language of H.B. 2477 be amended to strike the Federal Boren Amendment language in state statutes, which was repealed in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
SRS requested the current amendment to H.B. 2477 to reflect current leasing patterns and allow for longer term leases in order to lease property at a lower rate.
The fiscal note on H.B. 2477, as amended by the House Committee on Appropriations, indicated that there is no fiscal impact associated with this bill.
The amendment to H.B. 2477, which was made by the House Committee of the Whole, gives the Secretary of the Department on Aging the power to administer and interpret long-term care programs and services in conformity with the federal grant requirements in the Federal Boren Amendment.
The fiscal impact of H.B. 2477, as amended by the House Committee of the Whole, is undetermined at this time.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.