H.R.2032 - To protect the interests of each resident of intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded in class action lawsuits by federally-funded entities involving such residents and in Department of Justice actions that could result in an agreement to move such a resident from that resident's facility.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] (Introduced 05/26/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2032 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/26/2011)
Prohibits any entity that receives funds from the federal government from using such funds to file a class action lawsuit involving the residents of an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR) unless the resident (or the resident's legal representative), after receiving notice of the proposed class action lawsuit, has the opportunity to elect not to have the action apply to the resident.
Directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to consult with ICF/MR residents among all other interested parties before taking actions (including investigations and actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights for Institutionalized Persons Act) involving such residents.
Permits a resident to intervene in any such DOJ action.
Prohibits this Act from requiring a state to include ICFs/MR services as an option under its Medicaid plan under title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act.