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Empire Justice Comments on Immediate Needs for Personal Care Services

September 8, 2015

 

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, among other things, awaiting the implementation of a care plan by a managed care organization.  However, as drafted, the revised proposed regulations fail to fully implement the Konstantinov Order, fail to implement new statutory requirements related to immediate personal care, introduce unwarranted eligibility criteria, deny beneficiaries requisite due process rights, and fail to take into account the shift in the administration of long term care services from local districts to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).

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