California Healthline: Assembly Bill Would Keep Adult Day Program Going

by David Gorn

It was a watershed moment for state officials and senior health advocates in March, 2012 when California launched the Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) program, borne of a lawsuit settlement. It was an effort that calmed political waters and dealt with the 35,000 frail and elderly Californians who had been part of the eliminated program for adult day health services.

Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Health took up the subject again, in the form of AB 518 by Assembly member Mariko Yamada (D-Davis).

The bill would codify the CBAS program, ensuring that it cannot be dropped when state health officials eventually renew the federal waiver that spawned it.

“We need to ensure that future administrations would continue to work with the CBAS program,” Yamada said. “AB 518 seeks to codify the court settlement and would ensure that CBAS become the delivery mode, in statute, of these Medi-Cal benefits.”

The settlement agreement that established the new program expires after 18 months, said Elissa Gershon, attorney for Disability Rights California. Disability Rights filed the lawsuit against the state that ended in a settlement creating CBAS.

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One Response to “California Healthline: Assembly Bill Would Keep Adult Day Program Going”
  1. Question why if you already took class and your background check has checked out why is it I moved to another citymind you with same state of California different city I’m told to take the class again now does this mean I will have to pay again for my background check

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