Task Force Initiatives

Task Force Initiatives

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** Meetings occur weekly on Thursday mornings from 8am to 9am.

 

TOP FIVE FROM THE TASK FORCE:  APRIL 2018

1.    EXPLOITATION LEGISLATION (HB1059 and SB1562)
  • Elder Law Section/AFELA proposing Exploitation legislation this session.
  • Sponsors:  Senator Passidomo and Representative Burton
  • Purpose:  To obtain a 15 day injunction to temporarily freeze assets when misappropriation or exploitation is suspected.
  • Congratulations!  Governor signed the exploitation bill and will be effective July 1, 2018.
  • Attend the May 16th(12pm to 2pm) CLE Webinar.   Go to eldersection.org to register.   
    Nuts & Bolts: The New Florida Statute 825.1035
2.  AHCA PUSHING TO END RETROACTIVE MEDICAID VIA WAIVER
  • The 2018-2019 Florida budget as signed by Governor Scott requires AHCA to seek federal approval to allow the state to implement the elimination of RME for non-pregnant adults effective July 1, 2018.
  • This is following a trend across the country in which the 90-day retroactive coverage is being minimized or eliminated.
  • See Medicaid Committee Comments that were submitted to ACHA. Click here.
3.   CONSTITUIONAL REVISION COMMISSION
  • The Constitutional Revision Commission has completed their work and finalized the constitutional amendments that will appear on the November General Election ballot. A chart prepared by the Florida Chamber of Commerce outlining the amendments is below.  To review the amendment language, follow this link and place the proposal number in the upper left-hand corner: https://www.flcrc.gov/ .
4.   HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER ISSUES
  • Nancy Wright is working with Justice in Aging and three other organizations regarding the issues surrounding access to the HCBS program and the waitlist.
  • The organizations are looking to identify 6-8 representatives of a larger class who are at risk of unnecessary institutionalization due to the waitlist.
  • If you have a waitlist client who is at risk, please contact Nancy Wright at newright.law@gmail.com.
5.  ELECTRONIC WILLS AND E-NOTARY
  • Although this legislation did not pass this session, it will be back next year.
  • The Task Force will have a committee to work on these issues to be prepared for next year and to review and discuss RPPTL’s position.