Aging in Place Legislation Going on Now

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Sometimes, it helps for us to see just how active legislation for a particular initiative is going throughout the country. LegiNation, Inc. was founded with the goal of making state level legislation more readily available to the professionals who need it, and even more importantly to the public at large. BillTrack50 is available for everyone to research state and federal legislation and legislators any time, for free.

For example, here is a map of legislation with “aging in place” within the text of the bill being considered.aging in place legilsation png

It doesn’t look as if there is a lot going on. But, there are 22 bills being considered that have those words in it! And here they are organizated by State, Bill Number, and a description.

CT HB06855 An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Legislative Program Review And Investigations Committee Regarding Residential Services At The Veterans' Home.
CT SB00271 An Act Concerning Medicaid Reform To Promote Aging In Place.
CT SB00286 An Act Expanding Aging In Place Initiatives.
CT SB00288 An Act Facilitating Aging In Place.
HI HB1253 Long-term Care; Long-term Care Surcharge on State Tax; General Excise Tax; Use Tax; Appropriation ($)
HI SB906 Hawaii Community Development Authority; Public Hearings
HI SB727 Long-term Care; Long-term Care Surcharge on State Tax; General Excise Tax; Use Tax; Appropriation ($)
IA SF141 A bill for an act requiring the Iowa finance authority to convene a multigenerational and sustainable living task force.
IL HB0868 REGULATION-TECH
IL SB0486 REGULATION-TECH
IL SB1934 REGULATION-TECH
ME LD909 An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning
ME LD665 Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Services Available on the Long-term Care Continuum
NJ A204 Establishes "Naturally Occurring Retirement Community" pilot program; appropriates $250,000.
NJ S548 Establishes "Naturally Occurring Retirement Community" pilot program; appropriates $250,000.
NJ S2114 Establishes "Naturally Occurring Retirement Community" pilot program in Camden County; appropriates $250,000.
NY S00566 Establishes the aging in place task force, and provides for its powers and duties.
NY A02123 Establishes the aging in place task force, and provides for its powers and duties.
US HR837 Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2015
US HR2231 Public Housing Tenant Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2015
US S395 Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2015

If you are working on one of those states, you can not only “track” these bills; you can have an influence as an aging-in-place expert in influencing their content! Depending on where they are at in the process, your input can mean something! So get active!

 

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