HB17-1264 - PACE Ombudsman Program Add Local Ombudsmen

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning expanding the ombudsman program for persons receiving services pursuant to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly to include local ombudsmen, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The existing all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) program includes the state PACE ombudsman. The bill adds local PACE ombudsmen to the state ombudsman's office (office).

The bill contains provisions relating to local PACE ombudsmen, including training, designation as representatives of the office, access to PACE centers and participants, authority to file complaints on behalf of PACE participants, and immunity from liability.

The bill includes time frames for the state PACE ombudsman to complete duties and functions of the office, including establishing statewide policies and procedures for investigating and resolving complaints relating to PACE programs and training local PACE ombudsmen.

The department of human services shall report to the joint budget committee and to its legislative committee of reference concerning the long-term care ombudsman program and the state PACE ombudsman program, including program caseloads and the need, if any, for additional local ombudsmen.

The bill repeals statutory provisions relating to stakeholder recommendations and a report concerning the expansion of the PACE ombudsman program to include local PACE ombudsmen.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/22/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/19/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/08/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/04/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/01/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/28/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/15/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment