H.R.868 - Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] (Introduced 02/04/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/09/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.868 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/04/2009)
Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Act of 2009 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide funds to states to enable them to increase the wages paid to targeted direct support professionals in providing services to individuals with disabilities under the Medicaid program.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, to audit a sample from among the states in order to assess the effectiveness of progress made in reducing or eliminating the wage gap between targeted and reference direct support professionals through funds under this Act.
Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the wage equalization and recruitment and retention of direct support professionals who are providing services and supports to individuals with disabilities.