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RIH7481PassEstablishes a public scorecard system to show how long-term care reform is meeting its goals of rebalancing the way services are delivered and moneys are spent on various service types.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2353PassRequires representatives of educational programs to notify their leadership of all reports of sexual abuse who shall notify the department of children, youth and families and the school superintendent.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2552PassEstablishes a public scorecard system to show how long-term care reform is meeting its goals of rebalancing the way services are delivered and moneys are spent on various service types.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2683PassEstablishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegatio...
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8232PassRequires representatives of educational programs to notify their leadership of all reports of sexual abuse who shall notify the department of children, youth and families and the school superintendent.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8358PassEstablishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegatio...
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7803PassEnables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2734PassEnables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7612IntroProhibits misrepresentation of an animal as a service animal. RI Commission for human rights to provide decals/signs and information to businesses. Penalty of $500 and/or 30 hours community service for violation.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2307IntroRequires the registration, certification, and regulation of those individuals who provide personal care assistant services to a consumer.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2381IntroIncreases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.
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2018-06-07
Committee heard
RIH8124IntroRepeals the automatic phase out of the nursing facility reimbursement price based methodology.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH7860IntroIncreases the income eligibility limit for medical assistance coverage for seniors and disabled individuals from one hundred percent (100%) to one hundred thirty-three percent (133%) of federal poverty level.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS2069IntroIncreases the child care provider reimbursement rate by five percent (5%).
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2122IntroEnhances reimbursement rates paid by the departments of human services and children, youth and families for children in the child care assistance program, starting with infants and toddlers.
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2120IntroEstablishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH7148IntroEstablishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7618IntroRaises the maximum reimbursement rate for licensed child care providers by five percent (5%).
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7094IntroDirects the executive office of health and human services to increase income disregards for certain Medicare programs.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7314IntroRaises the hourly rate of direct care staff by seventy cents ($.70) as of October 1, 2018, and annually thereafter.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7401IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7664IntroIncreases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7670IntroProvides 6% base rate increase for Medicaid home care for skilled nursing/therapeutic/nurse assistants/homemakers; 40% increase for Medicaid home care/hospice providers with annual inflation increase effective July 1, 2019.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7802IntroProvides that anytime the state increases the required minimum wage, the direct care and indirect care of Medicaid rates paid by the state to nursing facilities would be increased by the same percentage.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7804IntroAmends provisions relating to the process of filing a complete Medicare application and coverage provided while the application is pending.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIS2553IntroRequires DHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers to provide caregiver support services for family caregivers, and provides for the creation of annual reports by DHS to track the number of caregiver assessments given by the department.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7953IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7491IntroAuthorizes EOHHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers or state-plan amendments to enhance support for unpaid family caregivers and requires EOHHS to submit annual reports to the house and senate finance committees and to post reports on EOHHS websit...
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2234IntroEstablishes a process for payment to long-term care providers furnishing care and services to a person applying for Medicaid assistance pending review for an application.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2673IntroAmends provisions relating to the process of filing a complete Medicare application and coverage provided while the application is pending.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH8012IntroRequires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2129EngrossRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2018-04-04
To House Finance Committee
RIS2735IntroProvides that anytime the state increases the required minimum wage, the direct care and indirect care of Medicaid rates paid by the state to nursing facilities would be increased by the same percentage.
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2018-04-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH7498IntroRequires the registration, certification, and regulation of those individuals who provide personal care assistant services to a consumer.
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2018-03-28
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2542IntroPermits payments to parents who serve as certified nursing assistant caregiver for their children.
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2018-03-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2402EngrossRequires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2018-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2580IntroAuthorizes random drug screening as a condition for continued public assistance, and would provide a mechanism for retesting those who fail the test.
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2018-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7231IntroCreates an accident compensation fund to provide payments and benefits to those injured by uninsured motorists, to be administered by the automobile accident compensation corporation.
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2018-02-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH7225IntroProhibits the use of electronic-benefit-transfer (EBT) cards at retail establishments unless the recipient presents a valid photo identification card.
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2018-02-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7166IntroDefines the term "sexual abuse" and clarify instances when non-sexual physical contact need not be reported to the department of children, youth and families.
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2018-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2079IntroIncreases the income eligibility limit for medical assistance coverage for seniors and disabled individuals from one hundred percent (100%) to one hundred thirty-three percent (133%) of federal poverty level.
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2018-02-06
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2156IntroCreates an accident compensation fund to provide payments and benefits to those injured by uninsured motorists, to be administered by the automobile accident compensation corporation.
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2018-02-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2211IntroDirects the executive office of health and human services to increase income disregards for certain Medicare programs.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2232IntroRequires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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