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Disability Integration Act of 2019

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A bill to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
01/15/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

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01/15/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Cosponsors (36)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 01/23/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 02/26/2019
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 04/29/2019
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 07/15/2019
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] 07/29/2019
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 07/31/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 07/31/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 10/16/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 10/29/2019
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 12/09/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 12/17/2019
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 01/15/2020
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 03/10/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/15/2019 Referred to

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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.