74.39A.005  <<  74.39A.007 >>   74.39A.009

Purpose and intent.

It is the legislature's intent that:
(1) Long-term care services administered by the department of social and health services include a balanced array of health, social, and supportive services that promote individual choice, dignity, and the highest practicable level of independence;
(2) Home and community-based services be developed, expanded, or maintained in order to meet the needs of consumers and to maximize effective use of limited resources;
(3) Long-term care services be responsive and appropriate to individual need and also cost-effective for the state;
(4) Nursing home care is provided in such a manner and in such an environment as will promote maintenance or enhancement of the quality of life of each resident and timely discharge to a less restrictive care setting when appropriate; and
(5) State health planning for nursing home bed supply take into account increased availability of other home and community-based service options.
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group