State Affairs and Government
Long-Term Health Care Removal from a Skilled Nursing and/or Intermediate
§ 42-66.4-1 Purpose.
(a) The director of the department of elderly affairs and the director of the
department of human services shall cooperate and collaborate in obtaining
approval from the health care financing administration for a home and community
based services waiver. The waiver shall be designated to bring people who have
been admitted to a skilled nursing and/or intermediate care facility back into
the community. The waiver shall be reviewed and expanded periodically as
funding is made available.
(b) The department of elderly affairs shall effectuate a
coordinated outreach and education program to create an awareness of the
alternatives to placement in a skilled nursing and/or intermediate care
facility. The outreach and education program shall be directed to both health
care providers and potential clients.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 451, § 3; P.L. 1992, ch. 370, § 1.)