All Information (Except Text) for S.117 - Disability Integration Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 01/15/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Disability Integration Act of 2019
Actions Overview (1)
|01/15/2019||Introduced in Senate|
01/15/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/15/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||01/15/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Civil actions and liability
- Community life and organization
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Justice
- Disability and health-based discrimination
- Disability and paralysis
- Disability assistance
- Employment and training programs
- Health care costs and insurance
- Health care coverage and access
- Health programs administration and funding
- Home and outpatient care
- Housing for the elderly and disabled
- Housing supply and affordability
- Intergovernmental relations
- Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
- Low- and moderate-income housing
- State and local government operations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/15/2019)
Disability Integration Act of 2019
This bill prohibits government entities and insurance providers from denying community-based services to individuals with disabilities that require long-term service or support that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent life.
Specifically, these entities may not discriminate against such individuals in the provision of community-based services by such actions as imposing prohibited eligibility criteria, cost caps, or waiting lists or failing to provide a specific community-based service. Additionally, community-based services must be offered to individuals with such disabilities prior to institutionalization. Institutionalized individuals must be notified regularly of community-based alternatives.
The bill requires the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations requiring government entities and insurance providers to offer community-based long-term services to individuals with such disabilities who would otherwise qualify for institutional placement. Government entities must ensure sufficient availability of affordable, accessible, and integrated housing that is not a disability-specific residential setting or a setting where services are tied to tenancy.
Regulations shall also (1) require government entities and insurance providers to perform self-evaluation on current services, policies, and practices and concerning compliance with requirements of this bill; and (2) require government entities to submit a transition plan. HHS must determine annually whether each government entity is complying with the transition plan and must increase funding for those in compliance.
The bill allows civil actions by individuals subjected to, or about to be subjected to, a violation of its requirements.