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2021-02-18 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2021-02-18 House Journal Page 0162 HB 103 HOUSE BILL NO. 103 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to house rules for assisted living homes." was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Health & Social Services Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 17 follows: "Dear Speaker Stutes: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to house rules for assisted living homes. The bill would bring Alaska law into compliance with recent Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services changes related to home- and community-based services. These requirements ensure that assisted living homes provide care that is as close to independent community living as possible. The bill adds a citation to the Alaska Statutes related to setting house rules in assisted living homes. For example, assisted living settings may not adopt house rules that unreasonably restrict the right of one resident over the right of another resident. Alaska statutes must be in compliance before March 2022 in order for the state to continue receiving federal reimbursements for home- and community-based waiver services. 2021-02-18 House Journal Page 0163 I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Mike Dunleavy Governor"