I’d like to share components of House Bill 1519 in an effort to encourage public support and awareness of this legislation.
The Health Care & Wellness Committee passed House Bill 1519 in April 2013. This bill establishes accountability measures for service coordination organizations. Regional support networks, agencies on aging, Medicaid managed-care organizations and county substance abuse programs will be held accountable for how service is being provided and delivered to clients.
Individuals seeking health care should not be passed off to the next care provider without having first exhausted all possible efforts.
Under HB 1519, the Health Care Authority and the Department …