LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two bills designed to protect medically-fragile residents are awaiting the governor’s signature on Thursday.

Once they are signed, the elimination of Adult Day Health Care and the transition to Keeping Adults Free from Institutions will be completed.

“Today’s actions offer a compassionate solution that is good for our bottom line,” said Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield.

AB 96 would allow the Keeping Adults Free program to care for medically fragile people who are serving under ADHC.

It would work in accordance with licensed adult day health centers to provide behavioral health and social services to ADHC patients with the greatest risk of transfer to high cost institutional care, Blumenfield said.

SB 91 would sever the ties between the licensure of adult day health care centers and Medi-Cal certifications.

Programs that operate independently would be able to continue their operations as is.


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