House Bill 564 (HB 564), was introduced by Representative Deanna Frazier on Monday, March 2, and could be heard as early as next week. If passed, HB 564 will maintain the current definition of Attendant Care that has worked as designed over the last 5 years. It will prevent the state from going back to the antiquated and failed system of homemaking and personal care with caps on each service instead of one cap on one service. It ensures that Adult Day Health Care Providers can continue to provide Attendant Care in the Home and Community Based Waiver.
If you live in one of the following Representative’s districts, please reach out to them and encourage them to support HB 564:
|Kimberly Poore Moser||Campbell and Kenton Chair||Kimberly.Moser@lrc.ky.gov|
|Danny Bentley||Boyd and Greenup||Danny.Bently@lrc.ky.gov|
|Adam Bowling||Bell and Harlan||Adam.Bowling@lrc.ky.gov|
|Daniel Elliot||Boyle and Casey||Daniel.Elliot@lrc.ky.gov|
|Robert Goforth||Jackson, Laurel and Madison||Robert.Goforth@lrc.ky.gov|
|Scott Lewis||Daviess and Ohio||Scott.Lewis@lrc.ky.gov|
|Mary Lou Marzian||Jefferson||MaryLou.Marzian@lrc.ky.gov|
|Melinda Gibbons||Hopkins and Muhlenburg||Melinda.Prunty@lrc.ky.gov|
|Steve Riley||Warren and Barren||Steve.Riley@lrc.ky.gov|
|Steve Sheldon||Butler and Warren||Steve.Sheldon@lrc.ky.gov|
|Nancy Tate||Hardin and Meade||Nancy.Tate@lrc.ky.gov|
|Russell Webber||Bullitt and Hardin||Russell.Webber@lrc.ky.gov|
If you prefer to call their office, you can reach them by dialing (502) 564-8100 and asking to be connected to their office.
Please be sure to include the follow in your message:
- Introduce yourself and your company. Make sure to note that you are a constituent.
- Explain what your company does (an Adult Day Health Care facility that provides Attendant Care through the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver to Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens).
- Explain that the proposed change in the definition of attendant care by the Cabinet effectively eliminates you from providing attendant care services to any person who lives alone and doesn’t need oversight and supervision. Feel free to include personal reasons why this is important to you.
- Encourage them to support HB 564