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Empire Justice Comments on Proposed Rules for Immediate Needs for Personal Care Services

September 4, 2014


Empire Justice Center supports the overall goal of the proposed regulations to ensure that individuals are able to access needed personal care services (PCS) to protect their health and safety while awaiting a Medicaid eligibility determination, or the implementation of a care plan by a managed care plan.  However, instead of using local departments of social services LDSSs) to determine eligibility for and authorize immediate need personal care services, we recommend that the Department of Health (the Department) use the new Long Term Care Evaluation and Enrollment Center (LTCEEC), which is slated to become operational in October 2014.

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