An Act To Consolidate Certain Reporting Requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §50, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 279, §1, is amended to read:
§ 50. Planning for long-term care services
By January 15, 2012 2021 and every 4 years thereafter the department, after input from interested parties, shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters on the current allocation of resources for long-term care and the goals for allocation of those resources during the next 4 years. The report must be based on current and projected demographic data, current and projected consumer needs and recent or anticipated changes in methods of delivery of long-term care services and must include any action taken by the department , both at the state and federal level, to further these goals and any recommendations for action by the Legislature. The report must also include a description of the activities and any recommendations of the quality assurance review committee established pursuant to section 5107-I.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§3, ¶A, as amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §9, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §5107-I, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2011, c. 495, §2, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 22-A MRSA §206, sub-§9, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 284, Pt. NNNNNNN, §17, is repealed.
This bill consolidates reporting requirements regarding Department of Health and Human Services planning for and activities concerning the State's aging population and incapacitated and dependent adults and the department's quality assurance review committee's recommendations and activities. It also repeals requirements for annual press releases and reports by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services regarding department spending, welfare fraud-related statistics, contracting services, grants received from the Federal Government and total out-of-state travel costs for employees.